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

Jelle van der Waa jelle at vdwaa.nl
Mon Jan 31 09:20:35 UTC 2022

On 30/01/2022 12:59, Kristian Klausen via arch-dev-public wrote:
> 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.

Thanks for deploying debuginfod Kristian/Morten! I think we should just 
mirror debug packages to our own controlled mirrors.


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