Debug error

R Kimber richardkimber at
Fri Jan 20 18:11:56 UTC 2012

On Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:46:48 +0200
Marius Gedminas wrote:

> Ok, so the versions match.
> (Although you should install the security update!)

Yes.  That came through today, and I installed it.

> I can reproduce your problem:
> Looks like a bug to me.  This bug, actually:

> > Maybe this is the problem, but Synaptic does not show a libxml2-dbgsym
> > package as being available.
> That's fine; it comes from the ddebs repository which is not enabled by
> default.  See for more
> information.
> Most packages do not have a -dbg version, but almost all of them have
> -dbgsym.  Libxml2 has both, for some reason.  I just wanted to make sure
> which one you were using.
> Incidentally, when I install libxml2-dbgsym, gdb is then able to find
> libxml2's debug symbols.  I suggest you do the same.

Many thanks for your help.  I tried to install libxml2-dbgsym, but I get

  Depends: libxml2 (=2.7.8.dfsg-4) but 2.7.8.dfsg-4ubuntu0.1 is to be

- Richard.
Richard Kimber
Political Science Resources

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