How an unstripped binary in a .deb package could be stripped?
dmentre at linux-france.org
Mon Jan 7 21:48:26 UTC 2008
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I have recently noticed that the /usr/bin/ocamlrpcgen program coming
from libocamlnet-ocaml-bin package is broken in Ubuntu Gutsy (bug
#180364 ) while the same program from the same package version
(source package ocamlnet 2.2.7) works in Debian Etch.
Apparently, this ocamlrpcgen program is broken because its binary has
been stripped (see  for evidences). Stefano Zacchiroli, a Debian
Developer, suggested that ocamlrpcgen was wrongly stripped at package
building however it seems that this is not the case. More exactly, the
debian/rules for this package contains the correct line:
DEB_STRIP_EXCLUDE += usr/bin/ocamlrpcgen
More importantly, ocamlnet source package seems to be a direct import of
Debian and doesn't seem to be modified in Ubuntu.
So my question is: why is the /usr/bin/ocamlrpcgen program stripped on
Ubuntu and not on Debian?
Is there any Ubuntu specific rule that strips binaries afterwards? At
package installation? Any reason the DEB_STRIP_EXCLUDE rule is not
Many thanks for any help at this issue. I'm a bit lost and this bug is a
real showstopper for me.
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