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Re: Request for sponsoring: dcmtk to experimental

On Sun, May 08, 2016 at 07:25:03PM +0200, Gert Wollny wrote:
> Well, I'm a bit concerned about the proper upgrade path from these
> packages. It seems this is not really defined, and since debsym
> packages don't go into d/control, I also seems that there is no option
> to define a virtual package -dbg to get this automatically. 

Well, there is also none now.
Now people with libdcmtk5-dbg won't have libdcmtk8-dbg automatically
once their libdcmtk5 will be upgraded to libdcmtk8.

> On the other hand the -dbg popcorn count is very low (2), so maybe
> there is no real harm in dropping the -dbg package.

debug packages are meant for advanced users, that imho ought to be able
to find them.  Starting with stretch there is a real canonical place
where to find them (the debug archive), which is imho nicer than the
verious -dbg.

Also consider that your libdcmtk5-dbg also contains debug symbols for
all the binaries in /usr/bin, not only the library itself, which is
really counter-intuitive given its package name.

> I'll ping you on the list when this is done. 


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