DH_STRIP(1) Debhelper DH_STRIP(1)
dh_strip - strip executables, shared libraries, and some static
dh_strip [debhelper options] [-Xitem] [--dbg-package=package]
dh_strip is a debhelper program that is responsible for stripping exe
cutables, shared libraries, and static libraries that are not used for
This program examines your package build directories and works out what
to strip on its own. It uses file(1) and file permissions and filenames
to figure out what files are shared libraries (*.so), executable bina
ries, and static (lib*.a) and debugging libraries (lib*_g.a,
debug/*.so), and strips each as much as is possible. (Which is not at
all for debugging libraries.) In general it seems to make very good
guesses, and will do the right thing in almost all cases.
Since it is very hard to automatically guess if a file is a module, and
hard to determine how to strip a module, dh_strip does not currently
deal with stripping binary modules such as .o files.
Exclude files that contain "item" anywhere in their filename from
being stripped. You may use this option multiple times to build up
a list of things to exclude.
Causes dh_strip to save debug symbols stripped from the packages it
acts on as independent files in the package build directory of the
specified debugging package.
For example, if your packages are lifoo and foo and you want to
include a foo-dbg package with debugging symbols, use dh_strip
Note that this option behaves significantly different in debhelper
compatibility levels 4 and below. Instead of specifying the name of
a debug package to put symbols in, it specifies a package (or pack
ages) which should have separated debug symbols, and the separated
symbols are placed in packages with "-dbg" added to their name.
Debug symbols will be retained, but split into an independent file
in usr/lib/debug/ in the package build directory. --dbg-package is
easier to use than this option, but this option is more flexible.
If the DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS environment variable contains "nostrip", noth
ing will be stripped, in accordance with Debian policy.
Debian policy, version 3.0.1
This program is a part of debhelper.
5.0.42 2006-01-30 DH_STRIP(1)