Re: How to use -dbg packages?
Pierre Habouzit on Saturday 26 Aug 2006 06:49 wrote:
> No, it's only used by gdb to translate the symbols. -dbg packages are
> just the symbols from the binaries that are stripped into separate
> files, to avoid bloating of the binaries. Then, IIRC, a GNUism is used
> to tell to gdb where those symbols are (when they are installed) that's
Forgive me if my understanding is totally dumb. But then it is of no use for a
general KDE user to install. Most users won't know how to run their crashing
application using gdb and load the symbols.
It would have been great to install it, if when the KDE application crashed, and
the KDE crash handler collected the crash information to send to the
developers, it would use the debug symbols from those -dbg packages.
Ritesh Raj Sarraf
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