Opened 13 months ago

Closed 12 months ago

Last modified 11 months ago

#15116 closed enhancement (fixed)

add --buildtype=release for meson

Reported by: Xi Ruoyao Owned by: blfs-book
Priority: normal Milestone: 11.0
Component: BOOK Version: git
Severity: normal Keywords:
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Description

https://mesonbuild.com/Running-Meson.html says meson defaults to debug build. No optimization will be used in this mode (even -O2 is not enabled). This does not make sense unless you want to debug the resulted binary.

We should add --buildtype=release when we update a package using meson next time.

Change History (5)

comment:1 by Xi Ruoyao, 13 months ago

I added --buildtype=release for every package I've tested with it.

mutter with --buildtype=release runs OK, but the test depends on debug. So added --buildtype=debugoptimized.

Some packages (for e. g. gnome-background) obviously don't contain any source code, so they are skipped.

comment:2 by Bruce Dubbs, 12 months ago

I just added this to the Chapter 9 packages that need it. The build sizes for the packages decreased significantly, generally range of about 50%. When I checked libumockdev.so.0.3.0, I'll note that it still is not stripped of debugging info.

in reply to:  2 comment:3 by ken@…, 12 months ago

Replying to Bruce Dubbs:

I just added this to the Chapter 9 packages that need it. The build sizes for the packages decreased significantly, generally range of about 50%. When I checked libumockdev.so.0.3.0, I'll note that it still is not stripped of debugging info.

I saw a similar thing with gucharmap: it supposedly still defaults to release but had debug info (although meson's report says it will not contain debug info).

Experimentation showed it did appear to be a release build (-O3 showed in a verbose build), and adding --strip slimmed it down. No idea exactly what information now gets included without the strip.

comment:4 by Bruce Dubbs, 12 months ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Finished doing this for BLFS. There were a lot of packages that needed it. The final commit was b9fc02af1f10d9832fe411cebbc09eb2fb095cda but there were a few others.

A couple of meson packages did not need this. gnome-backgrounds only installs data and mutter needs --buildtype=debugoptimized for tests.

comment:5 by Bruce Dubbs, 11 months ago

Milestone: 10.211.0

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