FYI: Cleanup of debug options

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at
Mon Nov 5 08:59:04 PST 2012

On 11/05/2012 05:15 PM, Michael Meeks wrote:
> 	Having done a from-clean build, and been unable to debug because my
> autogen.lastrun contains --enable-symbols - and that now fails to do
> anything - I did some digging to try to restore that functionality.
> 	It appears that prepending:
> CFLAGS=-Os -g
> 	to your autogen.lastrun will restore the original --enable-symbols
> functionality; and of course leaving that option there does no harm if
> you want to share your autogen.lastrun with older versions.
> 	Why do I extensively use that option, though I'm not a packager:
> 	* I like to run the code the end-user runs - warts and all.

Note that what the end user runs is -O2 rather than -Os IIUC.


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