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RE: checker libs with debugging symbols

What have libc*-dev, gdb, gcc etc. in common with debugging symbols in

When I debug my program it suffices to me to know the problem came in
the call to gets() for instance. I'm not interested in seeing more
details, simply because I expect the library to be okay. Usually I
expect a bug in my software before I consider a buggy libc.

But if the common feeling is to not do that I can still strip the
libararies myself, you're right. But it'll have to be strip
/usr/i486-linuxchecker/lib/* :-)

Anyway, with your arguments you could as well ask for libc-dbg to be
fold into libc-dev again as it was earlier on.


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>-----Original Message-----
>From:	joost@rulcmc.leidenuniv.nl [SMTP:joost@rulcmc.leidenuniv.nl]
>Sent:	Friday, June 20, 1997 1:17 PM
>To:	debian-devel@lists.debian.org
>Cc:	Die Adresse des Empfängers ist unbekannt.
>Subject:	Re: checker libs with debugging symbols
>But hey, everybody who installes checker has at least a full installation
>of gcc, of libc*-dev, gdb, and probably a lot more development tools.
>Now, reading the above, certainly *I* want to have the symbols in
>those libs, and I am quite sure most people do.
>How many people would have enough space on their development system
>to install the development tools, but want to econimise badly on
>their checker libs?
>Creating extra checker packages will 
>  - give everybody who installs debian more work, as they
>    now have to decide what version of checker to install
>    (quite a hard choice for a newbie, I'd say).
>  - give the developper extra work
>  - give the mirrors more work, make debian even larger
>(If you want to do this, why not simply say "strip /usr/lib/*"?
>joost witteveen, joostje@debian.org
>#!/usr/bin/perl -sp0777i<X+d*lMLa^*lN%0]dsXx++lMlN/dsM0<j]dsj
>$/=unpack('H*',$_);$_=`echo 16dio\U$k"SK$/SM$n\EsN0p[lN*1
>#what's this? see http://www.dcs.ex.ac.uk/~aba/rsa/
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