Re: On ddebs for udebs
On 2015-06-02 05:53, Christian PERRIER wrote:
Quoting Cyril Brulebois (email@example.com):
Niels Thykier <firstname.lastname@example.org> (2015-06-01):
> There is an existing experimental patch series for debhelper to have it
> automatically create "ddebs". Currently, it /also/ happens for
> udebs, which leads me to:
> * Is it useful for you to have ddebs generated from udebs?
I don't think so.
The same stands for me.
Still, I haven't followed discussions about ddebs very closely : my
understanding of them is probably the same than Niels' knowledge of
udebs..:-). Still, I understand the basic concepts (providing debug
symobols and debug "stuff" in dedicated packages in a similar way to
what Ubuntu is, IIRC, doing in Launchpad).
And with that understanding, I don't really see how it could be
possible to use these in the D-I context.
There was https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=396365 about
gdb providing a udeb, which has been closed with no action. Now we are
dropping mklibs (I think?) so at least the libraries wouldn't be
minified anymore. Without a debugger available the ddebs wouldn't help.
If the solution is to rebuild the image with an extra gdb file, then I
can also rebuild the individual udebs with nostrip enabled.