Re: -dbg packages; are they actually useful?
On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 7:12 AM, Christian Perrier <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Quoting Steve Langasek (email@example.com):
>> 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.