Hello, I would like to announce a new service for the Ubuntu community: an instance of debuginfod, running at https://debuginfod.ubuntu.com.
Debuginfod is a project whose purpose is to serve ELF/DWARF/source-code information over HTTP(S). In a nutshell, by using a debuginfod service you will not need to install debuginfo (a.k.a. ddebs) packages anymore; the symbols will be served to GDB (or any other debuginfo consumer that supports debuginfod) over the network. I consider the service to be in a beta state right now. There are no plans for outages or anything drastic, but I don't want to promise a 99.9999% uptime either. I am constantly working to improve the deployment and it will be very interesting to see how it will cope with real usage after this announcement hits the news. Our debuginfod instance will be serving debug symbols for all currently supported releases of Ubuntu, plus the development version. All repositories are supported: main, universe, restricted and multiverse. If you are using an Ubuntu release that still doesn't have automatic configuration for the service, you can easily set up your system to use it by exporting the DEBUGINFOD_URLS shell variable, like this (assuming you are using Bash as your shell): export DEBUGINFOD_URLS="https://debuginfod.ubuntu.com" If you would like to know more about the service, including a more detailed explanation on how to set it up, I strongly encourage you to visit the Ubuntu Server Guide's page on debuginfod: https://ubuntu.com/server/docs/service-debuginfod There is also a FAQ available, where I am gradually answering questions that the community might have: https://ubuntu.com/server/docs/service-debuginfod-faq I would like to thank everybody who helped me set this up. The list is long to write here, but you certainly know who you are. Thank you, and enjoy! -- Sergio GPG key ID: E92F D0B3 6B14 F1F4 D8E0 EB2F 106D A1C8 C3CB BF14
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