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Re: automake 1.4g: About `make install-strip'

From: Maciej W. Rozycki
Subject: Re: automake 1.4g: About `make install-strip'
Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 22:58:44 +0200 (MET DST)

On 28 May 2001, Alexandre Oliva wrote:

> >  Well, that actually handles one half of the problem (yes, I do cross
> > builds regularly).. 
> So do I.  But then, I don't use install-strip on them.

 I do as I cross-build RPM packages.  And it works.

> In any case, I don't know of any way to convince the system install
> program to run a particular strip program, as opposed to plain
> `strip'.  So this is as good as it gets, unless we go for MAYBE_STRIP,
> which comes with its own problems, as you have pointed out.

 I was thinking of a configure-time check if `install -s' works.  Then if
install has an appropriate strip program available, it would succeed.
Otherwise we could fall back to install-sh.  For example I have
$tooldir/bin first in the PATH environment variable when doing
cross-builds, so `install -s' succeeds for me. 

 Since Tom was not very happy with the idea, I thought another possibility
is to extend install so it can be instructed to use a specific program to
strip.  The install program is a part of fileutils -- there should be no
technical problem with making any changes.

+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
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