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Re: unstrip, debug infos for packages

From: Francesco Tapparo <cesco@mizar.debian.org>

>On Tue, Aug 03, 1999 at 02:00:11PM +0200, goswin.brederlow@student.uni-tuebingen.de wrote:
>> I allways find it anoying that debian binaries don't carry debug
>> information. I know that most people don't need them and that they are
>> realy big, so including them on a general basis even for potato is out 
>> of the question.
>> What I thought of now might be a good idea:
>> The strip binray could be patched, so that it extracts the debug info
>> and saves it into another file (<bin>.dbg or so). The striped binary
>> and that debug info dogether could then be used to reconstruct the
>> unstriped bins with an unstrip program. The debian packages would be
>> left unchanged, but additionally for each package there could be a
>> <package>-dbg.deb package that unstrips the relevant binaries during
>> install.

> If your idea is feasible, it is sure a great idea. What would be the
> dependencies from the compiling environment? It should need the same
> version of the libraries used by the upstream maintainer?

For each package you would need the exact same version -dbg
package. Thats also true for all libs, but the version can be
different to the one used during compilation (as long as the packages
dependencies are met of cause).

May the Source be with you.

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