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Re: Mandatory -dbg packages

On Mon, 29 Oct 2012 08:53:05 +0800
Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 8:50 AM, Philip Ashmore wrote:
> > While this feature allows gdb to know the correct source locations, using it
> > implies that packages requiring the feature contain incorrect source paths -
> > wouldn't it be better for these packages to contain correct source paths in
> > the first place?
> There is no such thing as a "correct source path", I unpack source
> tarballs to ~/tmp/ when debugging, you seem to use /usr/src/ and John
> Doe uses ~/src/debian/pool/f/foo/foo-0.1/.

The "correct source path" for gdb is whatever the user has put into
~/.gdbinit - the paths inside the package don't matter.

dir /path/one/
dir /path/another/


Neil Williams

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