[rrdtool-maint] Bug#886181: rrdtool: Please switch to automatic dbgsym package

Jean-Michel Vourgère nirgal at debian.org
Fri Feb 2 16:20:06 UTC 2018

Control: severity -1 wishlist

Hello Jeremy

On Tuesday, 2 January 2018 16:35:32 CET you wrote:
> Please drop the -dbg package and use an automatic dbgsym packge instead.
> https://wiki.debian.org/AutomaticDebugPackages

Right now, the rrdtool contains more than the debug symbols, it also contains 
rrdtool.x86_64-linux-gnu_d.so and similar [1], which are the python debug 
version of the .so. This file is generated automatically by the helpers, like 
in many python native libraries.

What do you think should be done with that file?

Should we move it to its own python-rrdtool-dbg? And python3-rrdtool-dbg? And 
it would generate packages python-rrdtool-dbg-dbgsym and so on...

This looks like a bad idea, doesn't it?

Unless maybe you know a trick to disable the automatic choice of the files in 
a -dbgsym package so that this file is included there? I'm not even sure this 
is the appropriate thing to do...

[1] https://packages.debian.org/sid/amd64/rrdtool-dbg/filelist

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