I am trying to create the equivalent of pdb files on windows to have builds with separate debug info files. I installed and tried using gobjdump to remove debug information from a small hello world program (testDebugging). I built the code using eclipse and the binary was working fine.
The moment I run gobjcopy --strip-debug testDebugging, the size of the binary reduced . But when I now try to run the binary it fails with "-bash: ./testDebugging: Malformed Mach-o file"
There is no error messages even if the verbose option is on. Any pointers on why such a basic feature is broken? Version info : GNU objcopy (GNU Binutils) 2.24
Man command says the below .
. "foo" then...
1.<Run "objcopy --only-keep-debug foo foo.dbg" to> create a file containing the debugging info. 1.<Run "objcopy --strip-debug foo" to create a> stripped executable. 1.<Run "objcopy --add-gnu-debuglink=foo.dbg foo"> to add a link to the debugging info into the stripped executable.