Re: getting most out of debugging sawfish (need debian packaging help)

Am Donnerstag, den 18.12.2008, 18:11 +0100 schrieb Rodrigo Gallardo:
On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 03:51:23PM -0500, Nathan Froyd wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 3:26 PM, Janek Kozicki <janek_listy wp pl> wrote:
> > For instance I have sawfish-dbg package installed also, but still the
> > executable is stripped:
> >
> >  $ file `which sawfish`
> >
> >  /usr/bin/sawfish: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1
> >  (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.8,
> >  stripped
> >
> > anyone got any ideas?
> I don't have the sawfish-dbg package installed, but I'm guessing that
> installing sawfish-dbg places the debugging information (line
> information, variable locations, etc. etc.) someplace where GDB
> magically knows to look for it.  This has several benefits--easier
> packaging, debug vs. normal packages don't stop on each other, etc.
> etc.

This is exactly what happens. That's why the executable is stripped,
but attaching the debugger does work if you have -dbg installed.

To make your own rep -dbg packages, something like the following
*ought* to work (but I've never looked at that packaging, so ...)

Add a definition of the package to debian/control, probably at the end:

Package: librep-dbg
Architecture: any
Depends: librep (= ${binary:Version})
Priority: extra
Description: librep debugging symbols
 This package contains the debugging symbols for librep.
 It is useful if you find a problem and want to help find the cause.

Look for the dh_strip line in debian/rules and change it to:

       dh_strip -a --dbg-package=librep-dbg

That's it! (or should :)

Hi Rodrigo,

while we're already at it: debian still does not shipp the new librep 0.17.2 and rep-gtk 0.18.3 ... Can you ask Christian for overtaking the package?

Even if you don't overtake the package, you are free to add debian/ subdirectories to all three. (librep, rep-gtk and sawfish). This is just fair, since
we already got specfiles for rpm-based distros. (and yes, Teika you're free to add ebuilds :) )


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