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Re: Bug#545782: imagemagick-dbg: missing README.Debian to explain how programs are used


On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net> wrote:
> Repoening, this doesn't address the original bug report titled "missing
> README.Debian to explain how programs are used". Please provide
> instructions how to use those files with gdb in order to examine
> problems with imagemagick problems.
> There could be even a use case how to start debugging some of the
> programs, like "convert".

The problem here is that we have a lot of -dbg packages on Debian, all
of them containing binaries under /usr/lib/debug/
Do we need the same README file on all of them? We will have more than
a thousand equal READMEs on the archive, explaining the same thing.
I don't think that a file explaining how to use them with gdb belongs
to imagemagick-dbg (nor any other -dbg packages).

My view is that, if necessary, the package maintainer is responsible
in helping the user to get a backtrace (by pointing how to use gdb,
install the -dbg package, etc).
Or at least an explanation in the gdb package only.

CCing debian-devel to see if we can get better opinions and solutions for this.

Best regards,

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