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Re: Mandatory -dbg packages

On 27.10.2012 12:25, Vincent Bernat wrote:
> Hi!
> Libraries with `-dbg` package are a pain to deal with when debugging
> some problem. The solution to ask each user to rebuild the library
> without stripping debug symbols[1] seem suboptimal. Asking each
> maintainer to ship a `-dbg` package may be a solution[2] but couldn't we
> generate those packages automatically by the builders, like this is done
> with Ubuntu[3]?
> I remember we had a discussion about this a few years ago. An automatic
> service has been setup for this[4] by myon but it does not seem to be
> updated anymore.
> Why does this experiment have been stopped? Could we mainstream it?

Afaik the work was started by pochu as port of GSoC [1][2]. According to
[3], Marc was his mentor. I've CCed both, maybe they can comment on
what's still missing.
I'd love to see that happen.


[1] http://wiki.debian.org/EmilioPozueloMonfort/GSoC2009Ddebs
[2] http://wiki.debian.org/AutomaticDebugPackages

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