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Re: Possibly excessive lintian warnings (was: NEW processing)

On 2008-12-04, Raphael Geissert <atomo64+debian@gmail.com> wrote:
> Will try to work on a dh-like command (or maybe a patch against dh_strip,
> depends on what Joey prefers) that will basically scan
> debian/*/foo-dbg/usr/lib/debug/(*) and try to find a file under debian/*/
> matching the subgrouped expression, to automagically generate the Depends field
> (say ${dbg:Depends}).
> Once that's done it would be just a matter of adjusting a couple of lines in
> debian/control and you are done with dealing with -dbg packages.

No. it actually wouldn't work.

In kde, for example kdepim, contains applications like
 - korganizer
 - kaddressbook
 - kmail
 - kpilot

With a -dbg package depending on all apps, the user will have to install
all apps just for getting a backtrace for one application.

That is not desired.
Bloating the archive with seperated -dbg packages is ttbomk not desired
as well.

The current approach is currently the least bad, and lintian should not


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