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Old 07-07-2008, 07:18 PM
Russ Allbery
 
Default Bug#436419: Policy or best practices for debug packages?

Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> writes:
> On Mon, 2008-07-07 at 08:08 -0400, Theodore Ts'o wrote:

>> *) What section should -dbg packages be placed into? Should it be the
>> section that the parent package is in, or something like "devel"?

> Library -dbg packages will almost inevitably end up in lib. Personally,
> I think that's right.

libdevel, surely?

>> *) Is it OK to include the -dbg information in a library's -dev package?
>> Or should it be separated out? Otherwise as more and more packages
>> start creating -dbg packages, the number of packages we have in the
>> debian archive could grow significantly.

> This was covered in the original discussion - a separate section of the
> archive is a better solution. Not everyone who needs the -dev needs the
> -dbg - e.g. the autobuilders do *not* need -dbg symbols for
> build-dependencies.

In the meantime, I would definitely make a separate -dbg package.

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Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>


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