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RE: checker libs with debugging symbols

Sorry but I disagree here. For a user who only wants to debug his own
program debugging symbols in the libraries are not needed. 

I'd prefer to have several packages: checker-bin, checker-libs,
checker-dbg or something like that. Remember, we do not distribute
debugging symbols in other libraries for the same reason. Instead we
provide an *-dbg package.

What do others think about this?


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>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Ben Pfaff [SMTP:pfaffben@pilot.msu.edu]
>Sent:	Thursday, June 19, 1997 10:25 PM
>To:	debian-devel@lists.debian.org; Michael Meskes
>Subject:	Re: checker libs with debugging symbols
>Michael Meskes <meskes@topsystem.de> writes:
>> Is there a reason for the checker libraries to come with debugging symbols?
>Yes.  There is a good, even a superlatively good reason: checker is
>for debugging programs.  It is *only* for debugging programs.  Thus,
>debugging symbols are in there intentionally.  When something goes
>wrong, even in the C library, it helps an enormous amount if one can
>find the exact line in the source that causes the problem.
>Regrettably, one must have 300MB of source code online in order to do
>this, but that is the price we pay.
>> I haven't used checker yet, so I don't know. But I assume that the
>> without debugging symbols would work.
>They would work.  But it isn't The Right Thing To Do.
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