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Re: wtf ... Something strips installed binaries???



"Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones redhat com> writes:

> [...]
> Really, cronjobs shouldn't be modifying files in /usr/bin.  Save data
> in /var/, or modify the ELF format to make it more efficient so it
> doesn't need prelink.

(Fully successful prelinking is a function of the system-wide set of
shared libraries, not of a single executable, so it's not quite that
easy.)

But another concern re. prelink doing this stripping is ... how does
it know that the debug data it is losing is in fact expendable?  What
if someone installed an RPM or a hand-made executable that was built
with CFLAGS=-g and without RPM-split debuginfo?  That information
would be totally lost.

What does stripping have to do with prelinking anyway?  Is this just
mission creep?


- FChE


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