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Bug#976462: tech-ctte: Should dbgsym files be compressed via objcopy --compress-debug-section or not?


On Fri 05 Mar 2021 at 06:22PM +01, Matthias Klose wrote:

> yes, the rationale for uncompressed debug sections is that any tool can access
> them.  On disk as deb/dbgsym package, there is no big difference in
> size.

The data elsewhere in this bug would suggest otherwise!

> Also a debuginfod server can be configured to send the debuginfo
> compressed on the fly.  The "only" downside is to have the uncomressed
> debuginfo on the disk when doing the debugging.

This is not much good if your network is weak or you're offline, or you
don't want information on your debugging to go out to a web service.

Sean Whitton

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