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Re: dev and dbg packages

On Mon, Dec 28, 1998 at 10:45:00AM +0200, Fabrizio Polacco wrote:
> > No :) Because this method is usually used to debug the LIBRARY while 
> > the -dbg packages are used to debug the program you wrote using that
> > lib. If you really think the library is buggy you have to install
> > the source anyway.
> Uh?
> If I install libfoo-dbg I espect to trace a dn debug the code _in_ the
> library.
> If I only have to debug my prog (linked with libfoo) I don't have to
> install libfoo-dbg.
> I maintain 2 different lib__-dbg packages which even install part of the
> lib's source to permit you to trace the lib's code.
> No need of them if you only have to debug your code.

Really? Then I have to adjust my idea of -dbg library packages. I thought they
only contain symbolic names for everything to allow you to trace where inside
the lib your program crashes.

libc6-dbg does not have the library source. Could somebody enlight me a bit?


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