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Re: add -debuginfo packages

On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 06:40:24PM -0500, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
>Sorry for not getting back to this earlier.
>On 04/08/2009 13:58, Reini Urban wrote:
>> Rather than stripping our exe's and dll's I suggest to strip the debug
>> info into
>> seperate /usr/lib/debug/path/file.dbg and package them seperately in -debuginfo
>> packages such as with fedora.
>> On any error which requires user-side debugging these symbols can be used
>> by gdb (--symbols=SYMFILE) easily.
>> dumper should use them too.
>> Is this a good idea?
>At least in theory, certainly.  As for implementation:

I don't see why dumper would need this.  AFAIK, the linux kernel doesn't
need debugging information to dump core.

>This would require changes in cygport, upset, and setup.exe but would 
>save maintainers from having to change each one of their packages.

This seems like a not-inconsiderable amount of work for something that
would only rarely be used.  How many people here are capable of firing
up a debugger to decode problems?


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