Debugging symbols for KDE PPA packages

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Sun May 27 01:39:47 UTC 2012

Philip Muskovac <yofel at> wrote:

>While we packaged the git splitup in KDE, we decided that providing
>packages for a few packages wouldn't be worth it. Now, while that
>makes sense for stable releases, I don't believe it makes any sense for
>packages. And I have at least [1] open bug report about missing
>symbols in the PPA's. So if we want to provide 4.9 packages in the beta
>for precise, we need a solution.
>This is what I believe we could do:
>A)     Force generation of -dbgsym packages by patching
>	 and pkgbinarymangler. I haven't quite figured that out yet though.
>B)	Just add the missing -dbg packages.
>My problem with A is that it requires additional PPA space, even if we
>the compression because many packages would have their debugging
>B is more work, and would cause a larger diff for all affected
>Does someone else have another idea how this could be done? Otherwise
>we could 
>have a vote what to use in the end. (BEFORE we backport 4.8.80 to
>precise if 

Debian will eventually have to add the dbg packages, even if we don't, so it's not wasted work. I'd suggest B on that basis since it's more broadly useful. I don't think getting more PPA space will be a problem.

Scott K

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