[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] build: don't strip binaries during compilation

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Mon Oct 2 02:22:49 EEST 2017

2017-10-02 1:20 GMT+02:00 James Almer <jamrial at gmail.com>:
> On 10/1/2017 8:18 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
>> 2017-10-02 0:55 GMT+02:00 James Almer <jamrial at gmail.com>:
>>> Do it during install instead, like with the libraries.
>>> There's no benefit making a stripped copy of the CLI tools in the
>>> build folder. Doing it during install saves build time and storage
>>> space.
>> This makes it much more difficult to request backtrace etc.
>> from users.
> How so? The installed binaries are always stripped (unless configured
> with --disable-stripping), with or without this patch.

We currently simply ask for "ffmpeg_g" output, even a user
who has no idea about debugging either has this executable
or not.

Carl Eugen

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