[arch-dev-public] Default DEBUG_CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS provided with pacman 4.1

Ionut Biru ibiru at archlinux.org
Sun Mar 31 10:13:21 EDT 2013

On 03/31/2013 05:08 PM, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 27/03/13 12:49, Allan McRae wrote:
>> On 27/03/13 12:22, Jan Alexander Steffens wrote:
>>> With pacman 4.1 just around the corner, we'll be getting support for
>>> split debug information soon.
>>> I would like to recommend "-gdwarf-4 -fvar-tracking-assignments" as
>>> our default debug flags in makepkg.conf. These flags should allow for
>>> better debug information in the presence of optimization (less <value
>>> optimized out>; see man gcc).
>> This is probably a better reference than the man page:
>> http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/Debugging-Options.html
>>> Thoughts?
>> Note with gcc-4.8:
>> DWARF4 is now the default when generating DWARF debug information. When
>> -g is used on a platform that uses DWARF debugging information, GCC will
>> now default to -gdwarf-4 -fno-debug-types-section.
> Any comments?  You have ~12 hours...
> I will use "-g -fvar-tracking-assignments" if no-one comments otherwise.
> Allan


Maybe this is a good opportunity to talk about debug packages in general.
Do we enable for all our packages?
Are we adding them into extra directly or are we creating a special
repository like [debug] ?


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