Re: Bug#284116: kernel-image-* should include vmlinux
On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 18:47:37 +0100, Juan Cespedes <firstname.lastname@example.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
>> 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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