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Re: Automatic Debug Packages

Le mardi 11 août 2009 à 17:26 -0700, Russ Allbery a écrit :
> > The main purpose of setting up an archive of debugging symbols is to be
> > able to use them transparently without installation, so that doesn’t
> > change much.
> I don't understand how what you say is related to what I said.  How does
> having them in a separate archive affect whether or not I have to download
> a 50GB package to get debugging symbols for KDE?  Whether that download
> happens automatically or not, it's still a serious issue for some network
> bandwidth profiles.

By transparently, I mean without having to download the whole packages.
Most of our users wouldn’t have the bandwidth to debug KDE or GNOME
packages otherwise.

> > That said, it’s clearly a good reason to allow splitting ddebs manually
> > at the maintainer’s discretion for some of the largest packages.
> Or using one debugging package per binary package by default, which
> provides a level of granularity that makes this just not an issue.

And creates other issues.

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