On Wed 2020-03-11 21:42:43 +0100, Aurelien Jarno wrote: >> Every other debug symbol package in debian is named $foo-dbgsym. libc6 >> seems to be the exception. > > Well libc6-dbg is not a standard dbgsym package: > - It is a dependency for other packages > - It is a build-dependency for other source packages > - It is not an automatic debug package (ie using debhelper) as we need > to strip libpthread.so and crt*.o differently. This means that the > resulting package do not have the same properties.
Thanks for outlining these differences. I expected that it would indeed be different from others due to the unique position of libc, but i didn't know the details. >> Can we please rename this package (along with a transitional package to >> help folks upgrade from libc6-dbg) and set up an appropriate Provides: >> at least? > > With all the above said, I am not sure it's something we can do. However > I don't know who can actually answer that question. What about just adding a Provides: libc6-dbgsym to the package? That should make it findable at least, for people who are now used to the convention that foo's debug symbols are in foo-dbgsym. --dkg
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