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Re: Mandatory -dbg packages

* Philip Ashmore <contact@philipashmore.com> [121028 09:12]:
> Yeah, in (cough)Fedora, kdbg even offers to download and install
> debug packages for you.
> Debug packages also make back-traces more than useless, and
> (cough)Ubuntu offers to download debug packages which it installs
> and re-examines the back-trace to see if more are needed.

While having some way to get the stripped debug info from the installed
packages is nice to more easily get some debug information or to
retroactively make a backtrace a bit more verbose, it is still not
enough for all cases of debugging. Ideal debugging information you get
by locally rebuilding the needed libraries with
DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS="noopt nostrip" and installing those.
(Sadly not all libraries support noopt, but it's getting much better as a
side effect of the current hardening effords).

        Bernhard R. Link

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