Bug 1447 - libc installed with debugging info by default
libc installed with debugging info by default
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-03-07 09:49 EST by cinlar
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-08 17:30:35 EDT
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Description cinlar 1999-03-07 09:49:42 EST
/usr/lib/libc-2.0.7.so and /usr/lib/libc.a are installed by
default with debugging symbols. The source is not installed
by default, this caused gdb to stop every time a C function
is stepped. The desired result is to simply step over the C
function as is the case in Redhat 4.2, SUSE, and Debian.
strip -g /usr/lib/libc.a reduces the file size from 7.5M to
~1.5M and cures the gdb problem for statically linked
binaries. a copy of /lib.libc-2.0.7.so goes from 3.5M to
~750K but I have yet to figure out how to get the programs
to link with the new lib. If this is NOT a bug what hte
proper switch to tell gdb not to crash every time a C
function is stepped over?
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-04-08 17:30:59 EDT
We will probably not change this for the next release of Red Hat.

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