use -dbg or -dbgsym files for debugging?

Murat Gunes mgunes at
Sat Feb 2 15:37:02 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-02-02 at 20:48 +0530, shirish wrote:
> Hi all,
>      I don't know should one be using -dbg or -dbgsym files for
> debugging.

>From :

3. The debug symbol packages have the '-dbgsym' suffix attached, so to
install the debug symbols for the package 'yelp', you run: 

sudo apt-get install yelp-dbgsym

Alternatively, main Ubuntu repositories could contain '-dbg' debug
symbol packages. Those are equivalent to '-dbgsym'. You could use the
one you want, but not both. 

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