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Re: Avoid duplicate emacs.exe / emacs-$version.exe

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Avoid duplicate emacs.exe / emacs-$version.exe
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 13:52:43 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Phillip Lord <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Juan José García-Ripoll
>>  <address@hidden>,
>>   address@hidden
>> Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 20:13:09 +0000
>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> >> Right now in my hard disk I have two copies of statically linked Emacs.
>> >
>> > (This is a secondary point, but Emacs is not linked statically, at
>> > least not by default.  The large size is mostly due to debug info, and
>> > you can strip it if you want, although I don't recommend doing so for
>> > a pretest version, because you cannot produce meaningful backtraces
>> > from a stripped binary.)
>> The pretests should be stripped actually. I use make install for
>> snapshot builds. The ones with an actual version number are make
>> install-strip'd.
> Given the size, I don't think they are stripped.

6.4Mb? And this is what the source says for the build. I know no other
way of checking.


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