[ut2003io] Anyone Using GLIBC 2.2.5?

David Hedbor david at hedbor.org
Sat Oct 5 15:19:27 EDT 2002

Joseph Tan <j.tan at softhome.net> writes:

> Hi David,
>> I can post a couple of libs you (hopefully) and put in LD_LIBRARY_PATH
>> to get the actual crash backtrace. Just say so and I'll put them up
>> somewhere.
> OK, sound great perhaps I'll be able to get more info to tracking this
> issue down. Post the links please.


>> stripping. However recently, they started stripping again. Check the
>> 'rpm -q --changelog glibc' and look for 'libpthread'...
> Here is what I found:
> * Sat Jul 20 2002 Gwenole Beauchesne <gbeauchesne at mandrakesoft.com>
> 2.2.5-12mdk
> ..
> - Strip libpthread, do ship with i686 librt
> ..
> Their Changelog mentions many stripped and unstripped libraries - they
> must be a reason for this.

This is my guess of how it went:
- Mandrake start stripping libraries to save disk space.
- I let them know that stripping libpthread seriously breaks the
  ability to debug. Personlly I want all system libraries unstripped
  but I understand why this is not desirable.
- Recently someone else, who didn't _know_ why libpthread wasn't
  stripped decided to strip it to save diskspace. 

I don't think there was any other reason than this. Lack of
documentation as to WHY libpthread wasn't stripped, simply.
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