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From: "Paweł Hajdan
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: remove annoying "You should enable -g (or higher) for debugging!" message
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 13:38:27
Message-Id: 4DEF7B0A.2030306@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] RFC: remove annoying "You should enable -g (or higher) for debugging!" message by "Paweł Hajdan
On 5/7/11 4:20 PM, "Paweł Hajdan, Jr." wrote:
> This is mostly a nit-like RFC. The developer profile adds a > profile.bashrc, which prints the "You should enable -g (or higher) for > debugging!" message when "-g" is not in CFLAGS. > > I wonder if we can remove that file. It has been added 3 years ago: > > <http://sources.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/gentoo-x86/profiles/targets/developer/profile.bashrc?view=markup> > > It is not obvious from looking at emerge output what prints this > message, it doesn't fit well with the rest of the output, and may be > easy to miss: > > * USE: elibc_glibc gtk kernel_linux test userland_GNU x86 > * FEATURES: sandbox splitdebug test userpriv usersandbox > You should enable -g (or higher) for debugging! >>>> Unpacking source... >>>> Unpacking mtr-0.80.tar.gz to /var/tmp/portage/net-analyzer/mtr-0.80/work > > I think it is not necessary for every developer to add "-g" to CFLAGS - > the main point is to have any symbols at all, not just > to-the-file-and-line-precise debugging info. If the latter is needed, > the developer will obviously know what to do. > > What do you think about removing > gentoo-x86/profiles/targets/developer/profile.bashrc file? >
FYI: I went ahead and committed the change. Enjoy a slightly simpler developer profile!

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