FS#28391 - add packages with debug symbols

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Nicola (drakkan) - Monday, 13 February 2012, 07:56 GMT
Last edited by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Monday, 13 February 2012, 08:04 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 3
Private No



please add separate packages with debug symbols, for example in debian and derivates there are packages such libc6-dbg in fedora there are debuginfo packages, debug symbols are needed to let tool such as gdb and valgrind to report the full trace. Whitout debug symbols is very difficult to develop/debug c/c++ application on arch,

there is an excellent wiki article on the matter:


however this require to recompile all the packages we need to debug (and in arch the updates are really frequent), it is definitely more convenient to have dbg packages in the repo as debian, fedora ecc...
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Closed by  Ionut Biru (wonder)
Monday, 13 February 2012, 08:04 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#10975