Re: Whence /usr/lib/debug?
* Russ Allbery:
> Policy should definitely describe what to do here. I don't know enough
> about the toolchain to know what Policy should say, but we should
> standardize how to handle debug packages at this point, since we have a
> fairly standard way of handling it now.
If we could standardize on this, that would be fine with me:
Separate debug information objects [name?] must be installed under
/usr/lib/debug. The file name must be the result of calling
realpath() on the path to the actual DSO containing code, prepended
with the string "/usr/lib/debug". Separate debug information
objects must not be provided for static libraries under
libstdc++6-4.3-dbg does not currently follow this, which prompted me
to write this message:
This is already a bug today because GDB can't find the objects (and my
code can't find them, either).