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Re: Automatic way to install dbgsym packages for a process?

On Wed, Aug 09, 2017 at 06:07:23AM +0900, Mike Hommey wrote:
> One would argue this should be a feature of apt. In Fedora land, you use

And apt developers would argue back that apt could indeed do it if
someone would write a patch – which isn't a new idea, the ddeb
granddaddy of what we have now already suggested apt changes [0] in

I haven't seen the perl script (and I don't speak perl, so even if
I had), but from the description of the functionality it doesn't sound
too hard and like a natural fit. Personally I would just prefer if
someone writes it who knows how it should work and would use it – not me
who doesn't even have the debug archive in its sources (as libc6-dbg is
not a -dbgsym yet) nor deals with crash.dumps all too often…

Long story short: I am happy to help via IRC/deity@ & Julian is at
DebConf in case someone wants to talk about apt in person.

Best regards

David Kalnischkies

[0] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AptElfDebugSymbols

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