[RFC] cygport: split debuginfo packages

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Thu Jun 21 12:56:00 GMT 2012

On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 01:24:36AM -0500, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
>Attached is a first draft of a patch to support split debuginfo packages 
>automatically in cygport.  I'm looking for comments and suggestions, 
>particularly on the following:
>1) I propose adding a Debug category for all -debuginfo packages.
>2) This places the debuginfo from e.g. /usr/bin/cygfoo-X.dll into 
>/usr/lib/debug/usr/bin/cygfoo-X.dbg.  Unfortunately, when gdb finds 
>library dependencies, they show up as e.g. 
>/cygdrive/c/cygwin/bin/cygfoo-X.dll instead of as in /usr/bin, causing 
>gdb to not find the debug file.  There are at least three solutions to this:
>a. Fix (cygwin or) gdb to use /usr paths over /cygdrive/c/cygwin paths;

Why is this necessary?  The path to the debuginfo file is supposed to be
in the executable.  cygwin1.dll doesn't use cygdrive.


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