Bug#436419: Mandatory -dbg packages for shared libraries
On Tue, Aug 07, 2007, Neil Williams wrote:
> the -dbg (with SONAME)
> provide a binary package
> Josh Triplett <firstname.lastname@example.org> on 2007-04-22 19:48
Please don't impose "librarynamesoversion-dbg", a lot of source
packages do not only provide a library, but also programs, and we
shouldn't duplicate all packages into having a -dbg (name-dbg).
This would also imply having multiple -dbg packages when there are two
libraries in the same source.
One example of such a package could be nautilus which has a
nautilus-dbg with debugging symbols for nautilus and
I recommend naming the -dbg $source-dbg instead.
We don't really need to keep -dbg for the transitional period where two
SONAMEs of the same lib from the same source are on user systems and we
can have very lax dependencies in the -dbg packages and on the -dbg