Re: debug packages?
On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 07:14:28PM -0500, Joe Smith wrote:
> "Kevin B. McCarty" wrote in message 43E0C6DF.email@example.com">news:43E0C6DF.firstname.lastname@example.org...
> >Also (and this is quite a dumb question), when the end user wants to use
> >the debug package, what magical options does s/he give to gdb when
> >running a program so that gdb knows where to find the debugging
> >information? Is additional setup needed when the thing to be debugged
> >is a shared library used by the program that the user directly executes?
> If everything is set up right then this is automatic. The program/lib would
> cantain a pointer to the file
> containing the symbols which would be looked for in the same directory as
> the program/lib, the .debug subdirectory,
> or some sort of location inside the "globaldebugdirectory". I'm not sure
> where dh_strip has these files installed, but
> if it is in any of those places gdb should find it.
>From the manual page op dh_strip
Debug symbols will be retained, but split into an independent file
in usr/lib/debug/ in the package build directory. --dbg-package is
easier to use than this option, but this option is more flexible.
Joe, send my regards to John