[ros-users] RTT_COMPONENT_PATH in ROS debs

Peter Soetens peter at thesourceworks.com
Tue Nov 9 13:06:48 UTC 2010

On Monday 08 November 2010 21:45:12 Josh Faust wrote:
> > IIRC the Release mode binaries are much smaller (tested that when I
> > had orocos_toolchain_ros checked out of svn instead of installed by
> > deb). Default setting seems to be Debug, so there's probably room for
> > improvement space-wise by switching. Or are there strong reasons for
> > having Debug as default right now?
> The default is RelWithDebInfo, with the intention that it be changed to
> Release or RelWithAsserts when a package becomes stable enough.  Even after
> stripping the shared objects they're still 25MB.

Did you also strip symbol names ? We know that for typekits, the symbol 
information can take upto 2/3 of the shared object size.


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