[Freewx-maint] Bug#655251: wxwidgets2.8: debug packages are useless to gdb

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Wed Jan 18 02:36:44 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 10:24:03PM +0100, Yann Dirson wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 03:35:27PM +1300, Olly Betts wrote:
> > As far as I can see, policy doesn't say that packages named -dbg have to
> > contain detached debug symbols, nor that library packages have to provide
> > detached debug symbols, so I'm setting the severity appropriately.
> Fair enough, this is more of an "old-style" -dbg package.  But this
> seems to mean there is no way of providing a proper backtrace when
> reporting a crash of a wx app, right ?  See eg. Bug#655280.

You can't just install another package, and of course it would be good
to provide such a package.

However, right now you can install the wx -dbg package and rebuild the
app against it.  Significantly more effort, but this will also enable
checks for various incorrect use of the wx API, which may flag up where
the problem is for you right away.


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