Debugging symbols for KDE PPA packages
Philip Muskovac <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>While we packaged the git splitup in KDE, we decided that providing
>packages for a few packages wouldn't be worth it. Now, while that
>makes sense for stable releases, I don't believe it makes any sense for
>packages. And I have at least  open bug report about missing
>symbols in the PPA's. So if we want to provide 4.9 packages in the beta
>for precise, we need a solution.
>This is what I believe we could do:
>A) Force generation of -dbgsym packages by patching
> and pkgbinarymangler. I haven't quite figured that out yet though.
>B) Just add the missing -dbg packages.
>My problem with A is that it requires additional PPA space, even if we
>the compression because many packages would have their debugging
>B is more work, and would cause a larger diff for all affected
>Does someone else have another idea how this could be done? Otherwise
>have a vote what to use in the end. (BEFORE we backport 4.8.80 to
Debian will eventually have to add the dbg packages, even if we don't, so it's not wasted work. I'd suggest B on that basis since it's more broadly useful. I don't think getting more PPA space will be a problem.
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