Names for debug packages

Christopher Faylor
Sat May 26 21:02:00 GMT 2012

On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 08:17:32AM -0400, Ken Brown wrote:
>There's been discussion on the cygwin list about packages containing 
>debug symbols, most recently in
>where the consensus (I think) was that package maintainers could provide 
>such packages if they wanted to.  I would like to provide a package 
>containing debug symbols for emacs-*.exe, but I'm not sure what to call 
>it.  The thread I just cited discussed *-debuginfo.  But since then 
>Reini has released perl_debuginfo, and Corinna has released 
>cygwin-debug.  Could/should we standardize these names?  I don't know 
>whether to call my new package emacs-debuginfo, emacs_debuginfo, or 
>emacs-debug.  My personal preference is the last one, simply because 
>it's short.

I believe that Fedora and others use "-debuginfo" and I think we
should stick with that.


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