Re: Automatic Debug Packages
On Tue, Aug 11 2009, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> OK, I guess that would work. But you still have the advantage,
>> using the current debug link mechanism, of looking to see if you have
>> debug symbols for a given executable/library easily, without having to
>> compute potentially 3 checksums (depending on which algorithm was
>> selected at build time) and trying to match that (in multiple
> If you have the .ddeb package installed, you will have the debugging symbols
> installed :)
I guess that is true. Figure out which package the executable
belongs to, check to see that the -ddeb package exists.
>> Can you point ot me the disadvantage of continuing to use what
>> dh_strip does now?
> It can still be used, but you will miss the advantages of using build ids.
I guess I was trying to ask what the advantages were, apart from
the CRC check overhead that is skipped on load. I presume that the crc
check sum has been demonstrated to be onerous. Are there any other
advantages I am missing?
innovate, v.: To annoy people.
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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