Unusual results in regression testing

Christophe Devine devine at debiam.org
Thu May 16 08:27:27 PDT 2002

"Sam Barnett-Cormack" wrote:

> > 1) Binaries can be stripped completely.  So can dynamic libraries (.so
> > files).  The only caveat is not to go stripping such files while
> > they may be
> > in use;

> I feel compelled to point out that you *mustn't* strip symbols (except debug
> obviously) from any .so files (or files of the so format with other
> extensions) which are ever used via the dl interface by calling programs -
> it will break.

Debian's shared libraries are generally stripped to the bone,
especially libc.so.6. This never caused any problems on my potato.

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