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On Friday 02 April 2004 13:35, Olivier Crête wrote:
> I actually have a patch (in bug #45756) that does the job.. But there
> are two problems which have thus far prevented me from pushing more on
> this, first I experience bizarre brokenness with gdb 6.x (#45756)..
> And second, binutils<188.8.131.52.8 only copies the debug section, but
> not the symbols into the debug file. So using the currently stable
> binutils, we have to use strip -g (and it procudes empty .debug files
> if -g is not in the cflags) so its not that useful without using the
> ~arch binutils (and being able to fully strip the executables).
I've got gdb-6, but have not actually used it. That it only works with
testing for now is not a big problem for me.
> Also, I'd like to try to see if we could have a features where the
> sources are kept for reference like redhat/fedora does with its
> -debuginfo rpms. I'll check how redhat does it and if we can do
> something similar when I come back from my vacation...
Basically it would require that the sources are not removed
from /var/tmp/portage, and that users actually get read access to this
Paul de Vrieze
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