I'd like to improve the effectiveness of bug reporting from Debian
systems, and that includes making debugging symbols available to
Currently these debugging symbols are available from most GNOME
packages, and there is a gnome-dbg metapackage that depends on all of
I have thought of two approaches to make them generate useful bug
1. Making bug-buddy downloading them automatically when needed;
this needs to integrate a lot of intelligence in bug-buddy
itself, as it would have to know which packages to download to
generate a useful backtrace. The user would also need to wait
for the download to complete.
2. Making the gnome-desktop-environment metapackage recommend
gnome-dbg, and gnome depend on it, but only in the development
cycle, not in stable releases.
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