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Bug#3007: segfault in strcpy is not debuggable

> > It has to do with libc.so being compiled with -fomit-frame-pointer.
> > You can use the static libc.a if you really need a stack trace.
> > Unless you are going to make a case that -fomit-frame-pointer should
> > never be used in Debian, I'm going to close this bug report.
> Ah, I see.  In the days of a.out this was solved by making GCC link
> things statically if you linked them with -g.  Would it not be
> possible to provide a separate libc_g5.so or something which isn't
> compiled in this way ?

If you use -ggdb, gcc will attempt to link in libg instead of libc.
However, I didn't include libg in libc5-dev since it's huge.  I can
either add a symlink in libc5-dev from libg.a to libc.a or I can make
a new package libc5-dbg (?) with libg.a.  If I did the latter, I would
probably also move the profiling libc from libc5-dev to the new

David Engel                        Optical Data Systems, Inc.
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