DH_DWZ(1)                          Debhelper                         DH_DWZ(1)

       dh_dwz - optimize DWARF debug information in ELF binaries via dwz

       dh_dwz [debhelperoptions] [-Xitem] [--params]

       dh_dwz is a debhelper program that will optimize the (uncompressed)
       size of the DWARF debug information in ELF binaries.  It does so by
       running dwz(1) on all the ELF binaries in the package.

       --dwz-multifile, --no-dwz-multifile
           Whether dwz(1) should generate a multifile from the ELF binaries in
           the same package.  When enabled, if a package ships at least 2 ELF
           binaries, dh_dwz will instruct dwz(1) to generate a multifile for
           the package.

           By default, dh_dwz will attempt to create a multifile but will
           continue without if dwz(1) does not create one (but succeeds
           anyway).  This commonly happens when the debug files do not contain
           debug symbols (e.g. a missing -g to the compiler) or when the debug
           symbols are compressed (see Debian bug #931891).  If
           --dwz-multifile is passed, then dh_dwz will abort with an error if
           dwz(1) does not create a multifile.

           Note this options may not work if a package contains more ELF
           binaries than can fit on a single command line.  If this becomes a
           problem, please pass --no-dwz-multifile to work around the issue.

           The generated multifile will be compressed with objcopy

           Note for udeb packages: dh_dwz will never generate multifiles for
           udeb packages.  It will still use dwz to reduce the file size of
           debug files if it finds any.

       -Xitem, --exclude=item
           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.

       -- params
           Pass params to dwz(1) when it processes ELF binaries.  This is
           mostly useful for setting memory related parameters (e.g. -l and

       If the DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS environment variable contains nostrip, nothing
       will be stripped, in accordance with Debian policy (section 10.1

       While this tool technically does not remove debug information from
       binaries, it is still skipped when the DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS environment
       variable contains nostrip.  This is because nostrip is often used to
       optimize build times (e.g. for "build and test"-cycles) rather than
       optimizing for size.


       This program is a part of debhelper.

       Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>

12.10ubuntu1                      2020-03-27                         DH_DWZ(1)
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