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Re: Automatic Debug Packages

Theodore Tso <tytso@mit.edu> writes:
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 05:50:50PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> Joerg was also advocating one ddeb per source package in the summary
>> message that he sent about the ftp-master approach, and Emilio has
>> mentioned a few times that ftp-master needs to buy in on that decision
>> (which I agree with).  I'm not sure if I'm missing some concern from
>> the ftp-master side.

> So if we have one ddeb per source package, which generates multiple
> binary .debs for different libraries --- say, libext2fs, libcom_err, and
> libss, to take a completely random example --- and the user installs
> different versions of said libraries coming from different versions of
> the source package, won't there be a problem if there is only a single
> ddeb per source package?  I assume you can't install multiple ddebs
> coming from different source packages at the same time, since the
> pathnames would conflict, right?

It's possible with the binary-id method of storing debug symbols the paths
wouldn't conflict, but yes, this is one of my concerns.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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