[pacman-dev] [PATCH] makepkg: Only change debug prefix if making debug package

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Mon Jul 29 05:37:38 UTC 2019

On 7/29/19 12:52 AM, Austin Lund wrote:
> Currently all debug builds will prefix /usr/src/build to the source
> paths.  If debugging symbols are stripped into a separate package then
> these sources files are indeed in this path.  But if the debug build is
> not stripped then one is left with a complex path rewriting to perform
> debugging.  It's much easier to perform sensible path rewriting in this
> instance when the path is left untouched.
> Signed-off-by: Austin Lund <austin.lund at gmail.com>
> ---
>  scripts/libmakepkg/buildenv/debugflags.sh.in | 6 ++++--
>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/scripts/libmakepkg/buildenv/debugflags.sh.in b/scripts/libmakepkg/buildenv/debugflags.sh.in
> index ce9c1556..ff715803 100644
> --- a/scripts/libmakepkg/buildenv/debugflags.sh.in
> +++ b/scripts/libmakepkg/buildenv/debugflags.sh.in
> @@ -30,8 +30,10 @@ buildenv_functions+=('buildenv_debugflags')
>  buildenv_debugflags() {
>  	if check_option "debug" "y"; then
> -		DEBUG_CFLAGS+=" -fdebug-prefix-map=$srcdir=${DBGSRCDIR:-/usr/src/debug}"
> -		DEBUG_CXXFLAGS+=" -fdebug-prefix-map=$srcdir=${DBGSRCDIR:-/usr/src/debug}"
> +		if check_option "strip" "y"; then

if check_option "debug" "y" && check_option "strip" "y";

> +			DEBUG_CFLAGS+=" -fdebug-prefix-map=$srcdir=${DBGSRCDIR:-/usr/src/debug}"
> +			DEBUG_CXXFLAGS+=" -fdebug-prefix-map=$srcdir=${DBGSRCDIR:-/usr/src/debug}"
> +		fi
>  	fi

But I would expect if people wished to debug the build, they would use
debug + strip -- the default is to strip and not debug, which is two
negatives for debugging, so the user is clearly changing something, and
relying on the source files for stepping through the debugger to be
available after the build, is not the optimal move anyway. Depending on
how you build, it may be in a regularly purged container, a tmpfs, or
simply that makepkg -c will delete it

The debug prefix map is also valued by people who do not wish build
environment artifacts to be exposed in the final binaries.
(Granted they may wish for -fmacro-prefix-map too, which makepkg does
not handle.)


Note that AFAIK it should be a simple matter of using set
substitute-path in gdb to reverse the -fdebug-prefix-map in makepkg, so
it's not all that complex anyway (but is package-specific).

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 1601 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/pacman-dev/attachments/20190729/cc4d0112/attachment.sig>

More information about the pacman-dev mailing list