Re: Compiling all packages with debug information?
On 10/8/07, Philipp Marek <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> As I'm running unstable I sometimes find bugs in applications.
> Now it would be very nice if there was some way to get the
> matching debug information for the packages, so gdb could print
> a better backtrace, or eg. show exactly which line segfaults.
Packages built yourself with noopt+nostrip (where supported) would
produce the better backtraces.
Ubuntu already creates debug symbols for their whole archive:
This would be a nice thing to have in Debian, especially moving dbg
packages to a separate archive.
There are some possible problems with this; for eg packages like
openoffice which are very big and far bigger with debug symbols.