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

Sune Vuorela wrote:

> 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}).

Using ORed depends, I forgot to say.

>> 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.

Of course.

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

I don't agree, -dbg packages all by themselves are completely useless, they MUST
depend on something that will actually make them meaningful. Otherwise they
should not be built/shipped.

> /Sune

Raphael Geissert

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