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[Help-gsl] Re: debugging with gdb

From: Thomas Weber
Subject: [Help-gsl] Re: debugging with gdb
Date: Sat, 17 May 2008 08:58:17 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

On 16/05/08 17:30 -0500, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso wrote:
> On 16/05/2008, Jack Denman <address@hidden> wrote:
> >  You can't "install debug symbols".
> You can in Debian. I'm not sure how they do it, but they do package
> debug symbols separately for some libraries. You still need to get the
> library source from a different package in order to use those debug
> symbols.

Packages are built with debugging symbols, then 
        objcopy --only-keep-debug 
is used to move the debugging information into separate files and later 
into a separate package.

The process is explained in more detail in objcopy's manpage, under the
help for the above option.


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