Re: dpkg-divert -- How do I use it?
Guy Maor writes:
> > So, should I create an extra directory (what? /usr/lib/debug/?)
> > that contains the debug libs and put that lib above /usr/lib in
> > the /etc/ld.so.config file?
> No. Only provide static libs and let the developer link to them by
> hand, similar to how libc5-dbg does it. Much simpler. You could even
> just make the regular static lib in libg++27-dev provide the debug
> code. I don't know why David didn't do that for libc5. He still
> wanted to provide a profiled library, so he would still need that
> other package.
The current packaging of libc5 is due to historical reasons that I
don't completely remember.
My only objection to providing all static libs with debugging enabled
is that it would dramatically increase the size of most -dev packages.
For example, the non-debug libc. is only 1.09MB while the debug libc.a
is 4.69MB. Perhaps we should move all static libs to -dbg packages.
David Engel Optical Data Systems, Inc.
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