more "-dbg" debugging packages

Christian Neumair chris at
Sun Jan 22 18:18:05 GMT 2006

I'd appreciate if Ubuntu included more debugging packages. The core
GNOME desktop does have quite a notable amount of debugging packages.

libpoppler-dbg and libdbus-dbg are relevant for me, but I'm sure that
there are many more libraries where debugging packages are very useful
but not distributed as of writing, requiring the user who is willing to
provide backtraces to compile the packages him/herself.

This mail is meant to ask you for a list of other packages where you
need extra debugging packages, but also to encourage packagers to
distribute "-dbg" packages for those packages where nontrivial
hardly-tracable crashers are known to occur frequently, and to start a
general discussion on "-dbg" package policy.

Christian Neumair <chris at>
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