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.


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