[pacman-dev] static libraries not stripped?
shiningxc at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 18:37:33 EDT 2008
I just noticed that the last ffmpeg package is much bigger than the old
one (13MB vs 4MB).
Looking more in depth in the two packages, it looks like it is all the
static libraries which are much bigger now :
-rw-r--r-- root/root 4838852 2007-12-05 03:43 usr/lib/libavcodec.a
-rw-r--r-- root/root 20604500 2008-06-26 03:12 usr/lib/libavcodec.a
Isn't this only because the new one is not stripped?
Here is how it is detected by file :
$ file -biz /usr/lib/libavcodec.a
So could this be an old pacman 3.1 regression ?
Maybe this code also needs to handle x-archive.
$ file -iz /usr/lib/* | grep x-archive | wc -l
$ file -iz /usr/lib/*.a | grep x-archive | wc -l
$ file -iz /usr/lib/*.a | grep -v x-archive
So a few .a files don't appear as x-archive, but apparently the big
majority of them do, so maybe this is not a big problem.
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