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bd4kc

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why was rebuilded lazarus.exe file size increased tenfold?
« on: December 12, 2020, 02:58:57 pm »
Why was it only a few dozen MB when it was first installed, and after the package was installed, the rebuilded lazarus.exe the file size to 260MB.

lucamar

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Re: why was rebuilded lazarus.exe file size increased tenfold?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2020, 03:15:36 pm »
Because you rebuilt it with debug info turned on? ;)
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bd4kc

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Re: why was rebuilded lazarus.exe file size increased tenfold?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2020, 03:45:30 pm »
Because you rebuilt it with debug info turned on? ;)

 Oh! I also thought that the IDE built itself, and that it should make its own decisions.Forget that the ide itself can be debugged.

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Re: why was rebuilded lazarus.exe file size increased tenfold?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2020, 04:55:25 pm »
You can run the "strip" utility (which is in the fpc/bin folder) against the lazarus.exe to remove the debug info.
Mainly Lazarus trunk / fpc 3.2.0 / all 32-bit on Win-10, but many more...

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Re: why was rebuilded lazarus.exe file size increased tenfold?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2020, 05:44:13 pm »
Why was it only a few dozen MB when it was first installed, and after the package was installed, the rebuilded lazarus.exe the file size to 260MB.

This is done to prevent illegal redistribution of Lazarus IDE using floppy disks  O:-)

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