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Re: Automatic Debug Packages

On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 11:20:17AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >> Or even just -dbg, since aren't the existing debug packages basically
> >> .ddebs, modulo bugs?

> > There are a few significant exceptions, such as libc6-dbg and libqt4-dbg,
> > where the packages contain complete alternate debug builds of the libraries,
> > /not/ detached debugging symbols.

>         Well, of we are top carve out a namespace in policy, it also
>  makes sense if we define whay such packages ought to contain as
>  well. Having a namespace carved out for packages with only detached
>  debugging symbols (and with the normal policy rules on regular
>  packages -- copyright, changelog, etc).

Yes, certainly; but -dbg is not the correct namespace, then, since there are
pre-existing packages using these names for other purposes.

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