[arch-dev-public] Debug packages for Arch Linux

Kristian Klausen kristian at klausen.dk
Sun Jan 30 11:59:31 UTC 2022

On 30.01.2022 12.08, Morten Linderud via arch-dev-public wrote:
> I'm very happy to announce that debug packages in Arch Linux has been deployed :)
> This work began after FOSDEM 2020 and was announced in November 2020. However
> because of time constraints it took quite a while before we managed to deploy
> it.
> Currently we have a debuginfod service which is capable of delivering source
> listings and debug symbols to users with gdb, delve and other debuggers. This
> can be enabled by installing the `debuginfod` package and setting the
> environment variable `DEBUGINFOD_URLS="https://debuginfod.archlinux.org"`. The
> `debuginfod` package is also going to be providing this variable :)
> The debug package repositories themself are not publicly accessible nor
> distributed to our mirrors. This is because there is a general concern around
> the repository size increase. The goal is to take a look at distributing them
> and/or making them accessible in the future.

We have three sponsored machines, which are used as package mirrors and 
archive mirrors[1].
At the time of writing they have 14TB available storage each, so we 
could mirror the debug packages to them.

[1] {america,asia,europe}.{archive,mirror}.pkgbuild.com

- Kristian

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