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Last change on this file since 08f72423 was 08f72423, checked in by Xi Ruoyao <xry111@…>, 13 months ago

always use --strip-unneeded for stripping

The behavior of --strip-unneeded and --strip-all are same for
executables and shared libraries. For static libraries,
--strip-unneeded keeps the symbols needed for relocation processing so
it won't break static archives.

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6]>
7
8<sect1 id="ch-system-strippingagain">
9 <?dbhtml filename="strippingagain.html"?>
10
11 <title>Stripping Again</title>
12
13 <para>This section is optional. If the intended user is not a
14 programmer and does not plan to do
15 any debugging on the system software, the system size can be decreased
16 by about 2 GB by removing the debugging symbols from binaries and
17 libraries. This causes no inconvenience other than not being able to
18 debug the software fully anymore.</para>
19
20 <para>Most people who use the commands mentioned below do not
21 experience any difficulties. However, it is easy to make a typo and
22 render the new system unusable, so before running the
23 <command>strip</command> commands, it is a good idea to make a
24 backup of the LFS system in its current state.</para>
25
26 <para>The debugging symbols for selected libraries are placed
27 in separate files. This debugging information is needed if running
28 regression tests that use <ulink
29 url='&blfs-book;/general/valgrind.html'>valgrind</ulink> or <ulink
30 url='&blfs-book;/general/gdb.html'>gdb</ulink> later in BLFS.
31 </para>
32
33 <para>Note that <command>strip</command> will overwrite the binary or library
34 file it is processing. This may crash the processes using code or data from
35 the file. If the process running <command>strip</command> itself is
36 affected, the binary or library being stripped may be destroyed. This may
37 make the system completely unusable. To avoid it, we'll copy some libraries
38 and binaries into <filename class="directory">/tmp</filename>, strip them
39 there, and install them back with the <command>install</command> command.
40 Read the related entry in <xref linkend="pkgmgmt-upgrade-issues"/> for the
41 rationale to use the <command>install</command> command here.</para>
42
43<!-- also of interest are libgfortan, libgo, libgomp, and libobjc from GCC -->
44
45<!--<screen><userinput>save_lib="ld-2.25.so libc-2.25.so libpthread-2.25.so libthread_db-1.0.so"-->
46<screen><userinput>save_usrlib="ld-&glibc-version;.so libc-&glibc-version;.so libpthread-&glibc-version;.so libthread_db-&libthread_db-version;.so
47 libquadmath.so.&libquadmath-version; libstdc++.so.&libstdcpp-version;
48 libitm.so.&libitm-version; libatomic.so.&libatomic-version;" <!-- libcilkrts.so.&libcilkrts-version;-->
49
50cd /usr/lib
51
52for LIB in $save_usrlib; do
53 objcopy --only-keep-debug $LIB $LIB.dbg
54 cp $LIB /tmp/$LIB
55 strip --strip-unneeded /tmp/$LIB
56 objcopy --add-gnu-debuglink=$LIB.dbg /tmp/$LIB
57 install -vm755 /tmp/$LIB /usr/lib
58 rm /tmp/$LIB
59done
60
61online_usrbin="bash find strip"
62online_usrlib="libbfd-&binutils-version;.so libdl-&glibc-version;.so
63 libhistory.so.&readline-version; libncursesw.so.&ncurses-version;
64 libm-&glibc-version;.so libreadline.so.&readline-version;
65 libz.so.&zlib-version;
66 $(cd /usr/lib; find libnss*.so* -type f)"
67
68for BIN in $online_usrbin; do
69 cp /usr/bin/$BIN /tmp/$BIN
70 strip --strip-unneeded /tmp/$BIN
71 install -vm755 /tmp/$BIN /usr/bin
72 rm /tmp/$BIN
73done
74
75for LIB in $online_usrlib; do
76 cp /usr/lib/$LIB /tmp/$LIB
77 strip --strip-unneeded /tmp/$LIB
78 install -vm755 /tmp/$LIB /usr/lib
79 rm /tmp/$LIB
80done
81
82for i in $(find /usr/lib -type f -name \*.so* ! -name \*dbg) \
83 $(find /usr/lib -type f -name \*.a) \
84 $(find /usr/{bin,sbin,libexec} -type f); do
85 case "$online_usrbin $online_usrlib $save_usrlib" in
86 *$(basename $i)* )
87 ;;
88 * ) strip --strip-unneeded $i
89 ;;
90 esac
91done
92
93unset BIN LIB save_usrlib online_usrbin online_usrlib
94</userinput></screen>
95
96 <para>A large number of files will be reported as having their file
97 format not recognized. These warnings can be safely ignored. These
98 warnings indicate that those files are scripts instead of
99 binaries.</para>
100
101</sect1>
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