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Re: add -debuginfo packages

On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 11:58 AM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 04:47:48PM +0000, Jon TURNEY wrote:
>>On 21/08/2009 00:40, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
>>> 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.
>>FWIW, attached is the patch I've been using to do this, based on Reini's
>>patch, updated to address some of your concerns.
>>This can, as you suggested, strip the symbols to a location outside of ${D}
>>and create a single debuginfo package containing those symbols for each cygport.
>>I know that support for these packages in upset and setup has been rejected by
>>cgf, but it's still useful to me to keep the debuginfo for the packaged builds
>>of Xwin around.
> I can see why it would be useful but why do we need to change anything?
> Why can't you just release a xorg-server-debuginfo package and have
> people install that when you want them to collect debugging?

Fully agree.

There are only some use cases for this, and those who think it's good
can already do that, based on my three lines.

But it's two years and nobody so far did it, not even me yet, so it's
still premature to ask for upset or cygport support.

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