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

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Mon Sep 23 21:54:33 UTC 2013

tags 655251 +wontfix

On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 03:35:27PM +1300, Olly Betts wrote:
> So these -dbg packages aren't detached debug symbols as is typical for
> packages so named.  Ron and I talked about this a few months ago and
> concluded that it would be less confusing to rename them to something else,
> but that it was probably not worth the disruption it would cause to do so
> for wx2.8, so the intention is to make this change in wx2.9/3.0 instead.

OK, so wxwidgets2.9 is currently in NEW, and heading for experimental in
preparation for a wxwidgets 3.0 release which looks like it should
finally happen soon.  Upstream are aiming to release the first release
candidate for 3.0 on 2012-09-29.

In 2.9 and 3.0, upstream now default to enabling __WXDEBUG__ (which is
the feature which we enable in the 2.8 -dbg packages), so the -dbg
packages there just contain debugging symbols, which addresses this
bug fully there.

My plan is to attempt to migrate everyone onto wxwidgets3.0 for Jessie,
and I'm looking to focus my energy on that.  So I'm going to mark this
bug as "wontfix" for wxwidgets2.8 now.


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