Your message dated Sat, 12 Aug 2017 16:38:00 +0000
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and subject line Re: [debhelper-devel] Bug#843769: debhelper: dgbsym package 
contains the wrong symbols
has caused the Debian Bug report #843769,
regarding debhelper: dbgsym package contains the wrong symbols
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Package: debhelper
Version: 10.2.2
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I tried to use the xca-dbgsym package and discovered that it contained the
wrong symbols.  The package uses a simple rules file that invokes all
default dh_* steps.

I analysed it in a chroot and came to the following conclusion:

1. the build ID of the xca binary (the only binary in the package) is

2. dh_strip created

3. there is a binary called xca_db_stat in the build which is not contained
   in the binary package, but this binary has the build ID

It looks like dh_strip uses the wrong binary for extracting the debug

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.8.4 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages debhelper depends on:
ii  autotools-dev            20160430.1
ii  binutils       
ii  dh-autoreconf            12
ii  dh-strip-nondeterminism  0.028-1
ii  dpkg                     1.18.13
ii  dpkg-dev                 1.18.13
ii  file                     1:5.29-1
ii  libdpkg-perl             1.18.13
ii  man-db                   2.7.5-1
ii  perl                     5.24.1~rc3-3
ii  po-debconf               1.0.20

debhelper recommends no packages.

Versions of packages debhelper suggests:
pn  dh-make  <none>

-- debconf-show failed

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--- Begin Message ---
On Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:42:00 +0000 Niels Thykier <> wrote:
> [...]
> Hi Tino,
> I just tried to reproduce this bug without success (amd64 using
> debhelper/10.2.3, dpkg-buildpackage -b).  [...]
> I end up with *two* dbgsyms - one from xca and one from xca_db_stat.
> Both of which are in debian/xca/usr/bin/ at the time when dh_strip is
> called.
> ...]
> If you can still reproduce the issue, please provide the output of
> dh_strip -v [other arguments you use].  Keep in mind that dh_strip is a
> "destructive" operation, so you cannot just run it post build with -v.
> Thanks,
> ~Niels

Closing as non-reproducible.  You are more than welcome to reopen while
providing the additional information requested.


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