[arch-general] Why are Archlinux packages stripped of (debugging) symbols?

Giancarlo Razzolini grazzolini at archlinux.org
Fri Jan 24 19:49:12 UTC 2020

Em janeiro 24, 2020 16:41 Eli Schwartz via arch-general escreveu:
> Oooh, that's actually a really interesting idea. I bet we could make
> this just consume a foo-debug package, then we could just modify
> devtools to add OPTIONS+=('debug') in makepkg.conf, and have commitpkg
> upload the debug package separately to the symbol server.

I thought more of a "build and they shall come" approach where we put this server
out there and create a todo for people to upload symbols. Of course, -any packages
don't need any changes, also, I don't think all packages would require symbols to
be uploaded.

Of course, if this is a relatively speaking low handing fruit to implement on our
tooling, why not?

I'm just not sure yet if tecken is usable outside mozilla things, but let's see.
I have been discussing too with a KDE dev that approached me about this and was
unaware of this thread (and other discussions we had in the past). And he'll also
propose that KDE implements a symbols server, regardless of what we do.

But, let me say again, I'm completely against having actual debug packages.

Giancarlo Razzolini
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