[Bug 244315] [NEW] linux-image-debug should create a symlink

stek79 stefano.doni at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 17:58:07 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: linux-image-debug-generic

   I wanted to install this package in order to use Systemtap.

Well, just installing this package does not work, since systemtap
doesn't find the debug file.

However, a simple link into the /boot dir fixes the problem:

vmlinux-2.6.24-19-generic -> vmlinux-debug-2.6.24-19-generic

Can you fix the package? Or fix the systemtap one?

As I said currently systemtap is not usable, if you don't make this link
the error is:

semantic error: libdwfl failure (missing kernel debuginfo): No such file or directory while resolving probe point kernel.function("vfs_read").return
semantic error: no match while resolving probe point kernel.function("vfs_write").return
Pass 2: analysis failed.  Try again with more '-v' (verbose) options.

ste at ste-ubuntu:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description:	Ubuntu 8.04
Release:	8.04

ste at ste-ubuntu:~$ apt-cache policy linux-image-debug-generic
  Version table:
 *** 0
        500 http://sm.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 0
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Packages 0
        500 http://sm.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages

ste at ste-ubuntu:~$ apt-cache policy systemtap
  Installed: 0.0.20071201-1
  Candidate: 0.0.20071201-1
  Version table:
 *** 0.0.20071201-1 0
        500 http://sm.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status


** Affects: linux-meta (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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