cygport debug junk

Ken Brown
Wed Jul 18 22:07:00 GMT 2012

On 7/18/2012 4:57 PM, Andrew Schulman wrote:
> My cygport is 0.10.11-1.  I haven't run cygport in a while, and now I'm trying
> to compile a new package.  When I do, by default it seems that I get
> CC = "gcc -c -ggdb -O2 -pipe
> -fdebug-prefix-map=/home/ASchulma/dev/cygwin/wbox/wbox-5-1/build=/usr/src/debug/wbox-5-1\
> -fdebug-prefix-map=/home/ASchulma/dev/cygwin/wbox/wbox-5-1/src/wbox-5=/usr/src/debug/wbox-5-1"
> and the install target then creates a bunch of (IMO) debug junk in
> /usr/lib/debug and /usr/src/debug.
> Try as I might, I can't seem to get rid of all of that stuff.  I've tried
> forcing CC=gcc in the Makefile, and some other things, but I can't seem to get
> rid of all of the debug products.  It's nothing having to do with the Makefile,
> which is simple and doesn't include any -ggdb etc.
> Is this a change that's been made recently in cygport?  Can it be easily turned
> off?  Or, could someone suggest where '-ggdb -O2 -pipe' etc might be coming
> from?  I grepped through /usr/share/cygport for that, and found that
> compilers.cygclass uses it, but I don't include that in my cygport script
> (below).

It's been discussed quite a bit on cygwin-apps.  See, for instance, the 
thread starting at and continuing 
into July.  If you don't want to provide a debuginfo package, put 
"_CYGPORT_RESTRICT_debuginfo_=1" in your .cygport file.


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