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Bug#436419: Mandatory -dbg packages for shared libraries


On Tue, Aug 07, 2007, Neil Williams wrote:
>          the -dbg (with SONAME)
>                                          provide a binary package
> librarynamesoversion-dbg
> Josh Triplett <josh@freedesktop.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

Loïc Minier

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