[tex-live] Debugging symbols for binaries

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Jun 10 00:57:11 CEST 2016

On 2016-06-09 at 18:07:45 +0000, Karl Berry wrote:

 > Hi Henri - thanks for the suggestion and the links.  I am sympathetic to
 > the idea, as I have been stymied myself plenty of times on crashes with
 > various distro-supplied binaries which (of course) have no symbols and
 > are not feasible to recompile.  (Or useful, as most likely the crash is
 > not easily reproducible anyway.)  I have the vague impression that
 > Debian started supplying binaries with symbols in a sibling repo at one
 > point, but I don't know.
 > Anyway, back to TL, our standard build process does create the binaries
 > with symbols; they're only stripped as part of going into the final bin/
 > directory.  So it should be straightforward to make tarballs of the
 > debuggable binaries available on the web.  (I don't think it's worth it
 > to try to include them in the distro or the repo.)
 > I'll think about it and discuss it with the builders.  Thanks again.

Hi Karl,
is it feasible/reasonable to add an option --nostrip to the
trunk/Build/source/Build shell script and adapt the makefiles

Since all we need is to avoid that the program strip(1) is run, I
suppose that a platform-independent solution is possible.


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