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Re: stripped executables

On Fri, 3 May 2002, Hallvard B Furuseth wrote:
> Why does 'make install' strip the executables?  It's a bit hard to
> debug or make useful coredumps that way.  Wouldn't it be better to
> let the user configure with LDFLAGS="-s" if that's what he wants?

I've come to appreciate the custom of supplying two install targets:
'make install' gives you unstripped executables, and 'make install-strip'
does the same thing except that it strips the executables.

Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer   mwood@IUPUI.Edu
MS Windows *is* user-friendly, but only for certain values of "user".