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Re: Emacs 26.1 on Windows is HUGE

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Emacs 26.1 on Windows is HUGE
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 22:54:40 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Björn Lindqvist <> writes:

>> Most likely the executables include debug information. It uses disk
>> space but no RAM.
>> On addition to that, one thing that makes little for this distribution
>> is to include emacs.exe and emacs-26.1.exe, which are identical.
>> BTW, 26.2 was just released, although the binary pretests on
>> have the same size.
>> You can use `strip.exe' (from binutils) to remove the debug information.
> I tried that. I downloaded the strip.exe fom
> But when running it on the binary:
>     > C:\code\langs\MingGW\bin\strip.exe -s emacs.exe
>     C:\code\langs\MingGW\bin\strip.exe:emacs.exe: File format not recognized

You have Emacs x86_64 and that "strip.exe" executable is for i686. That
means that you have a 64 bits Emacs Windows executable but the strip.exe
executable was configured for working on 32 bits executables.

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