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Section - -52- What's wrong with strip(1)?

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  In IRIX 5.2 and 5.3, strip(1) fails to remove all of the debugging
  information that it could. This isn't a big problem; it just wastes
  a bit of disk space. Patches 247 and 248 fix that bug.

  Patch 410 to IRIX 5.3 includes a new loader (ld32), the output of
  which strip mangles horribly. Patch 1068 and IRIX 6.2 include a strip
  which can strip ld32 binaries, but which does not follow symlinks.

  In IRIX 6.0 and 6.0.1, 'strip *' strips the first executable correctly
  and corrupts the rest. Work around the bug by stripping only one file
  at a time.

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