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Geremia 05-25-2013 09:26 AM

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?)


FeyFre 05-25-2013 10:27 AM

See here my almost equal question.

Woodsman 05-25-2013 03:11 PM

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 build scripts too. :)

wildwizard 05-25-2013 06:28 PM

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.

hpfeil 05-31-2013 06:00 PM

Shh! *whisper-mode* Pssst! 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!

wildwizard 05-31-2013 09:01 PM

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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