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Old 05-25-2013, 09:26 AM   #1
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Debug symbols packages for Slackware?


Where can I obtain debug symbols packages for Slackware so I can create more descriptive backtraces for reporting bugs? (e.g., for KDE apps?)

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Old 05-25-2013, 10:27 AM   #2
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See here my almost equal question.
 
Old 05-25-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
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You have to rebuild packages yourself to obtain debugging symbols support.

I would like to see that support too, at least for some packages. If that support was not available, I'd like to see a compromise where all build scripts support the option to keep the debugging symbols, with the default being stripped. That would include slackbuilds.org build scripts too.
 
Old 05-25-2013, 06:28 PM   #4
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ackage-921106/

I like the idea of a separate debug symbol package as that requires the least total storage space on the packagers end and less confusion overall.

For Slackware itself the packages could be in a separate directory similar to extra and not include that in distribution media but rather only available as downloads as most people would not require them.
 
Old 05-31-2013, 06:00 PM   #5
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Shh! *whisper-mode* Pssst! http://fedora.osuosl.org/linux/devel...86_64/debug/k/ for kde packages. Isn't there a rpm2txz converter somewhere around here? From the kde crash handler, you can install the needed debug symbols, reload to generate a useful crash report, report the bug, then removepkg the debug symbols packages. Don't let Redhat find out I suggested lifting their debug packages, they'll install systemd on my Slackware Current when I'm not looking!
 
Old 05-31-2013, 09:01 PM   #6
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That wont work as the symbol locations are set at compile time and will vary depending on the setup used and how gcc feels that day.
 
  


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