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Re: dh_shlibdeps and -dbg packages

On Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 02:50:09PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Niko Tyni <ntyni@debian.org> writes:
> > Hm, dh_shlibdeps prunes /usr/lib/debug when looking for ELF executables.
> > This was apparently done when adding support for split debugging symbols
> > files: see #215670.
> >
> > This looks like a bug to me, since /usr/lib/debug is used for "real"
> > unstripped libraries too. Just filed #461339 on debhelper.
> Hm, perhaps you should instead file a bug against any package (other than
> libc6) which uses /usr/lib/debug for real unstripped libraries.  Shouldn't
> everyone use detached debugging symbols now, or is there really enough
> utility in building a separate debugging version libraries to warrant the
> additional user complexity of using them?

I understand from Matthias that Python modules benefit noticeably from a
separate debugging build.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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