[Pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#781631: Bug#781631: gnupg2: provide packaging with debug symbols for gnupg2

Eric Dorland eric at kuroneko.ca
Wed Apr 1 20:07:34 UTC 2015

* Daniel Kahn Gillmor (dkg at fifthhorseman.net) wrote:
> On Tue 2015-03-31 18:55:26 -0400, Eric Dorland wrote:
> > * Daniel Kahn Gillmor (dkg at fifthhorseman.net) wrote:
> >> Package: gnupg2
> >> Version: 2.1.2-2
> >> Severity: wishlist
> >> 
> >> It would be useful to be able to ship debug symbols for GnuPG2.
> >
> > Agreed, but has policy on this changed? I thought binary packages
> > weren't supposed to ship -dbg packages?
> hm, i don't think i realized that restriction.  where is the policy for
> this?  a quick check on a local machine turns up at least wireshark-dbg
> and network-manager-dbg that ship -dbg packages for binaries.

I was just going based on memory and it's not spelled out in policy,
just the developers reference:

It recommends not building a -dbg package for programs in general but
for "core infrastructure" can be good candidates for debug
packages. GPG seems infrastructury enough to me :)

Eric Dorland <eric at kuroneko.ca>
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