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Re: Bug#284116: kernel-image-* should include vmlinux

On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 18:47:37 +0100, Juan Cespedes <cespedes@debian.org> said: 

> On Mon, Dec 13, 2004 at 12:11:47PM +0900, Horms wrote:
>> reassign 284116 kernel-package

> Package kernel-package already has an option to include vmlinux in
> the images (install_vmlinux, which fixed Bug#243927), so I still
> think the problem is in the kernel-image packages...

>> Could you be a little more explicit about what sort of debugging
>> you are refering to?

> Being able to inspect the kernel variables and the kernel content
> with:

>> gdb /boot/vmlinux /proc/kcore

	I disagree. People who want the bare vmlinux can use the
 configuration option install_vmlinux to get the debugging symbols
 they need -- but we should not bloat the shipped package with the
 extra vmlinux, no more than we bloat ordinary packages with debugging

	Just like other packages, it is easy enough to recreate the
 kernel image package with debugging symbols built in, and that should
 be all that is required.

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