Debug sumbols for packages in the PPA

Jeremy Bicha jbicha at
Thu Sep 22 00:15:17 UTC 2016

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 8:04 PM, Michael Gratton <mike at> wrote:
> I need to get debug symbols for libsoup from the PPA to diagnose a crash.
> While a -dbg package exists for it in the main repo, there isn't one in the
> PPA, and downgrading would mean doing a ppa-purge, defeating the point.
> I don't suppose dbgsym's are being generated and I just don't know it?

Assuming you're using the GNOME 3 Staging PPA for Xenial, try adding
this to your sources.list:
deb xenial main/debug

It's the same as a regular sources line, just with main/debug instead
of main. And then install the packages you need with the -dbgsym
suffix, like libsoup-gnome2.4-1-dbgsym . I think you'll need to
install the -dbgsym pacakges for
its dependencies too.


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