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

Simon Urbanek @|mon@urb@nek @end|ng |rom R-project@org
Thu Jun 9 02:46:36 CEST 2022


I’m not sure what what “issue” you see here - can you elaborate? We do include debugging symbols in distributed binaries to facilitate debugging. I have not looked at rgl in particular, but I suppose the reason for the big dSYM size could be its static dependencies.


> On 9/06/2022, at 06:29, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan using gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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