[pacman-dev] stripping binaries in makepkg

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Sep 23 01:12:32 EDT 2010

On 23/09/10 14:55, Sven-Hendrik Haase wrote:
>   I'd also like an answer to this. Why not do away with the individual
> directories? Locating the binaries even in a fairly large package will
> be fairly quick in any case.

It has been that way since 2005-03-15 with the initial commit in the git 
.  Except then the path was hard-coded in makepkg.  The configurable 
STRIP_DIRS came much later: 

As to why...  I have never thought about it other than it seems a waste 
to search /usr/share for binaries to strip.


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