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[bug#28593] [PATCH] gnu: openfoam: Clean up to reduce closure.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#28593] [PATCH] gnu: openfoam: Clean up to reduce closure.
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:36:56 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)

Dave Love <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:
>> That’s because we use ‘--strip-debug’ and not ‘--strip-all’ (in some
>> cases, the latter breaks binaries in weird ways, hence the conservative
>> choice.)
> Is that something Guix-specific?  As far as I know, with rpm and dpkg,
> the binaries are always stripped, and I'm not aware of any problem with
> that.

I’m pretty sure I tried to default to “--strip-all” instead of
“--strip-debug” and that some packages had problems with that, I forgot
what it was.

Perhaps we should try to revisit this.

>>>  Does adding a debug output achieve the effect of stripping the
>>> binaries? 
>> I don’t think it makes any difference.
> Right.
> Incidentally, you could save about half the size of the boost
> contribution to closures like this by separating the headers and the
> libraries, but there was some problem I don;t remember when I tried.

Too bad you don’t remember, it would be worth looking into that.


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