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Re: Question about brp-compress and brp-strip

From: me <montego_bay@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue 08 Apr 2008 - 03:35:32 CEST
Message-ID: <47FACBE4.5050201@earthlink.net>

> The first step is to reproduce the problem outside of rpmbuild:
>     /usr/bin/strip /home/mydir/RPM/BinaryName
> The next step is to identify the format of BinaryName. One way is
>     file /home/mydir/RPM/BinaryName
> The file should be ELF format. This command will display what is in 
> the ELF file:
>     readelf -a /home/mydir/RPM/BinaryName
> Additional information is needed to diagnose your problem and suggest 
> best solution.
> Meanwhile, if you simply edit /usr/lib/rpm/redhat/brp-strip, and add
>     exit 0
> at the top, then rpmbuild will not attempt stripping the file. One can 
> also
> achieve the same effect by changing a macro to not attempt running 
> brp-strip.
> But putting a band-aid, by not attempting stripping, to avoid the 
> problem solves nothing.
> There is also eu-strip that can be used instead of /usr/bin/strip. 
> eu-strip (from elfutils) is often smarter
> about ELF internals.
Jeff, thank you very much for your reply! I got more information today 
that helps better formulate my question.

We do have to include several binaries that are not stripped in our RPM 
packages (I confirmed via "file <binary>" that the problem files are not 
stripped). Therefore, my question should have been, is there a way to 
configure RPM to not run strip at all? The band-aid methods above will 
work, but we'd prefer not changing the RPM distribution code if at all 

Thanks again for your assistance!

Received on Tue Apr 8 03:49:38 2008
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