Re: Automatic Debug Packages
On 2009-08-13, Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Ah, and it looks like the automated crash reporting offers to download the
>> -dbgsym packages and install them.
> Reading the spec, it seems to me that the primary motivation was
> for users to provide crash dumps with bug reports, and not much screen
> time is given to users debugging their own applications linked to
> vendor libraries, or for the developer user in general. I think that
> use case should be addressed as well.
This use case is IMHO implicitly addressed by making them downloadable
and installable on the local system.
And I have to agree with Emilio that I don't see the point of a 1:1
relationship of ddeb to binary package just for the sake of library
transitions. I wonder if we could just unpack the debugging build-id
objects to some other location than globally and point gdb to that
in addition to the global debug store.
Someone should've pointed a summary of how Ubuntu does it, it seems.