[R-SIG-Mac] dSYM files in M1Mac install?

Duncan Murdoch murdoch@dunc@n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Jun 8 20:29:20 CEST 2022

I just noticed that binary installs from CRAN on my Mac also include 
large *.dSYM directories, though the installs I build myself don't.  So 
this looks like a CRAN/macbuilder issue.

Duncan Murdoch

On 08/06/2022 8:21 a.m., Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> The CRAN checks for rgl show that it has a huge libs directory.  E.g.
> https://www.r-project.org/nosvn/R.check/r-release-macos-arm64/rgl-00check.html
> contains this:
> checking installed package size ... NOTE
>     installed size is 25.6Mb
>     sub-directories of 1Mb or more:
>       doc 1.0Mb
>       fonts 1.5Mb
>       libs 20.0Mb
> I don't have an M1 mac, but I used https://mac.r-project.org/macbuilder
> to build, and found that the rgl.so file that gets installed is a
> reasonable size (bigger than on my Intel Mac, but only 2.7M), but
> there's also a subdir rgl.so.dSYM which is really large.  It contains a
> file rgl.so.dSYM/Contents/Resources/DWARF/rgl.so which is about 17M.
> I think that is debugging symbol information.  Is it necessary to
> install it on the M1 Mac?  If not, is there something in rgl's
> configuration that I should change, or is it part of the system
> configuration on CRAN and macbuilder?
> Duncan Murdoch

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