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Old 12-12-2008, 07:34 PM
Bastien ROUCARIES
 
Default Bug#508585: Please provide an easy and official way to get debug symbols for all arch

Package: general
Severity: normal

hello,

In case of bug on rare arch it is quite difficult for the maintener to get debug trace.
A generic stuff like http://debug.debian.net/ will help to solve hard diagnose bug like the #508443 and avoid to create -dbg package like in #508582:
apt-cache search dbg |grep "-dbg" | wc -l
773
Therefore please find a way to generalize http://debug.debian.net/ and get dbg package compiled on the arch, and offer a deb-debug like deb-source deposit.
Using a deb-debug method will allow simple user to download the debug symbol without the need to contact the administrator. I even dream of a
apt-get dbg-depend package that will download all the debug symbols, including library linked against my binary.

Keep in mind that maintener time and user time are precious, and a quick backstack is often an invaluable information.

Regards

Bastien


--- System information. ---
Architecture: amd64
Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-amd64

Debian Release: lenny/sid
990 testing security.debian.org
990 testing debian.ens-cachan.fr
99 unstable debian.ens-cachan.fr
500 lenny kde4.debian.net

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