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Re: -dbg packages; are they actually useful?

On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 01:45:38PM +0100, Bastien ROUCARIES wrote:

> > Remaining concerns:

> > - each of these dbg packages requires manual modification to the source
> >  package (incl. adding the package to debian/control)
> > - each has to go through the NEW queue
> > - each takes up space afterwards in the Packages file

> > Much better if these can be generated centrally as part of the builds.

> Yes like for instance http://debug.debian.net/ limited unfortunatly to
> i386 and not up to date,

And also inherently unreliable, because these symbols are from different
builds than the main binary packages.  Have you run into many problems of
this sort, where the symbols don't actually match up with the packages in
the archive?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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