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Re: Compiling all packages with debug information?

On 10/8/07, Philipp Marek <philipp@marek.priv.at> 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.



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