Bug#436419: Policy or best practices for debug packages?
Neil Williams <email@example.com> 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.
>> *) 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
In the meantime, I would definitely make a separate -dbg package.