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Re: stange results

On Wed, 2004-02-25 at 11:30, Gene C. wrote:
> I have been rebuilding the updated packages that come out for i386 on my 
> x86_64 platform.  When I do there is usulaly some size differences.  However, 
> when I rebuilt samba-3.0.2-7.FC1.src.rpm the size did not just increase a 
> little, it increased over a factor of 7 ... from around 9.5MB fir the i386 to 
> over 70MB for the x86_64.
> The samba packages in the base i386 and x86_64 distributions are about the 
> same size.  I cannot explain why these should increase so much.  I can see 
> that the sizes are valid in as the size of some of the binary files have 
> increased dramatically.  For example, smbclient from from around 874KB to 
> over 19MB (both amd64 packages ... 3.0.0-15 and 3.0.2-FC1 respectively).
> To rebuild I used rpmbuild -ba --clean with the provided spec file.
> Is this a bug of some kind?
> -- 
> Gene


Sounds like the binaries might include the symbol tables for debugging. 
I'm not familiar with the x86_64 architecture. but you could try 'strip
smbclient' to strip the symbol tables and then check the size.


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