Is usr/bin/strip a file destroyer?
chris at stockwith.co.uk
Tue Nov 5 07:37:57 PST 2002
Florian Hess (FLoH) wrote:
> I don't know how to handle the dozen or so of
> "/usr/bin/strip:[path+file]: file truncated" messages. Does that mean
> that these files won't work any more, are they destructed?
> That is chapter 9 of LFS revision 4.0. I used the very same command as
> this in the book per copy+paste (not strip-all!).
> By the way these messages appeared among uncountable
> "/usr/bin/strip:[path+file]:file format not recognized" messages.
> Shall I be worried about these messages? Shall I make use of my backup?
The format not recognised are from scripts, that cannot be stripped; these
messages can be ignored.
If you use this command on a running system, then you have probably
wrecked it. This is easy to check, does it still run.
If you used the books command, using $LFS, then all should be OK. I
am not sure about the "file truncated" messages without more information
about files involved
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