more "-dbg" debugging packages

MadMan2k madman2k at
Sun Jan 22 18:36:15 GMT 2006

Christian Neumair wrote:
> 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.
there already was a similar discussion:


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