[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] configure: reserve a register for gcc before 5 on x86_32 with PIE

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Sun Nov 20 14:46:35 EET 2016

Le decadi 30 brumaire, an CCXXV, Carl Eugen Hoyos a écrit :
> Is --disable-stripping really useful? Doesn't it only add symbols to
> yasm-generated
> files that cannot be read by gdb?
> (Sorry if I misremember)

Stripping means removing the static symbol tables from all libraries and
binaries. It also removes all debug information at the same time by

For reference, libavcodec is about 12 Mo code (with my devel config on
x86_64) plus 46 Mo debug symbols.

Debian has the habit of shipping -dbg versions of library packages with
debug symbols included, to allow people to debug programs using these
libraries. I suppose the Debian framework has provisions to create both
the stripped and the debug packages from the installed files.

(I do not see the -dbg version of the ffmpeg libraries in the
repositories right now. Also, I do not understand why the debug
information cannot be shipped as a separate file.)


  Nicolas George
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