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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: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:25:31 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Björn Lindqvist <> writes:

>> >     > 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.
> I downloaded the 64bit MinGW (from here
> and that strip.exe doesn't work either:
>     >C:\code\langs\MingGW-64\mingw32\bin\strip.exe emacs.exe
>     C:\code\langs\MingGW-64\mingw32\bin\strip.exe:emacs.exe: File
> format not recognized

You downloaded the 32bit MinGW-w64 toolset, as hinted by the "\mingw32\"
part on the path to strip.exe in your command line.

Despite its name, MinGW-w64 distributes both 32bit and 64bit toolsets.

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