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Re: Emacs 25 size and static linking


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs 25 size and static linking
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:41:40 +0200

> From: Tomas Nordin <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:21:51 +0100
> 
> > No, I think the Emacs 24 binary you were using was stripped.  What is
> > its size, and what is the size of the Emacs 25 binary?
> 
> Here is the listings of the emacs bin directory for respective version
> on the windows machine I use
> 
> $ ls -hl emacs-24.5/bin
> total 26M
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 577K Oct 26  2016 addpm.exe*
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 956K Oct 26  2016 ctags.exe*
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 713K Oct 26  2016 ebrowse.exe*
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 8.8M Oct 26  2016 emacs.exe*

This is a normal size for a stripped binary.

> $ ls -hl emacs-25.3_1/bin
> total 205M
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 2.3M Jan  4 11:54 addpm.exe*
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 2.5M Jan  4 11:54 ctags.exe*
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089 1.9M Jan  4 11:54 ebrowse.exe*
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 username 1049089  95M Jan  4 11:54 emacs.exe*

And this is a normal size for an unstripped binary with full debug
info.

So my hypothesis seems correct, and you have nothing to worry about.
It's not a bug or some other problem, that's intended.



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