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Re: -dbg packages; are they actually useful?

On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 7:12 AM, Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org> wrote:
> Quoting Steve Langasek (vorlon@debian.org):
>> symbols.  If there's a will to get that done in Debian now, I will
>> definitely be happy to ditch the samba-dbg package for one.
> I support my co-maintainer on that..:-)
> One should note that samba-dbg is sometimes used and already allowed
> tracking down some segfault bugs, which are pretty common with samba
> packages as smbd panics trigger a mail to root that recommends sending
> a bug report...if the panic is reproducible in some way.
> But, indeed, learning about the system that's in Ubuntu is great.
> By coincidence, this is time for GSOC proposals. Wouldn't be something
> like "implement a backtrace anaylysing system similar to Ubuntu's"
> something that could be useful.

They are already bug 508585 please cc :)  And improve it. But I agree
it will be nice to have it for next realease.

> Alternative: "implement ddebs.debian.org"

Yes and for all arch. Sparc is really an interesting arch particularly
when you use floatting point.



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