could you be a more specific on how you tell makepkg not to strip ?
I've tried to remove the strip option from /etc/makepkg.conf, and reinstall using yaourt, but it still does not catch the picoscope, and the app crashes. (It worked previously on a ubuntu install). The yaourt package is prepared for x86_64, although my install is i686, so i changed the PKGBUILD.
I'd apreciate any more information on how to install the software for archlinux. thanks.