On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 13:26:17 (EDT), Gabriel M. Beddingfield wrote:

> Does Debian have any sort of policy about when there should and should
> not be a -dbg package?
>
> As an upstream author, I personally prefer having -dbg packages for all
> packages.

I think this question deserves a more general audience. AFAIUI, adding
-dbg packages is at the maintainers descretion and added on a case by
case basis. The issue is that espc. large packages produce increadibly
huge dbg package, so it has to be decided on a case by case
basis. Libraries and applications for which stacktraces are useful
are good candidates to add -dbg packages.

Maybe one day debian will gain a similar retrace infrastructure like
ubuntu has with apport: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Apport

-- 
Gruesse/greetings,
Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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