cygport debug junk

Yaakov (Cygwin/X)
Thu Jul 19 21:12:00 GMT 2012

On 2012-07-19 12:29, Andrew Schulman wrote:
>> Debuginfo is not "junk".  Like most Linux binary distros, these files
>> are automatically packed into a ${PN}-debuginfo package and excluded
>> from other (sub)packages without further intervention by the maintainer.
>>    Users can then install gdb and these debuginfo packages to debug
>> software in place, without having to install BRs and rebuild packages.
> One disadvantage of this is that it makes the 'list' command less useful.  I
> used to be able to copy the output of 'cygport list' and paste it directly into
> the README.Cygwin file, which is supposed to include a file listing of the
> binary package.  Now I have to edit the output to remove the debug files.
> If the intent of 'list' is to show the contents of the binary package, then I
> suggest that it automatically remove the debug files from the listing.

Good point; fixed in git master.


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