[pacman-dev] Status of sodeps?

Xavier chantry.xavier at gmail.com
Fri May 27 08:04:04 EDT 2011

Florian Pritz wrote:
> I've asked a few people, looked at the code used for stripping and I
> think it's safe to check only executable files. That cut down the time
> needed for sage from 5 min to 19 sec (i7-920, tempfs).
> I've also noticed that the stripping code uses -perm -o+x  and not
> -executable. The manpage says -executable also checks ACLs and owner,
> group, other. Any reason why we don't use -executable?

If it's not portable, we need a specific case for GNU/Linux.
But we already have to do that for other tools.

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