Names for debug packages

Reini Urban
Sun May 27 03:47:00 GMT 2012

On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 4:02 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> 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.

I also prefer -debuginfo over _debuginfo.
In my case perl had previous usage of seperating internals packages
with "_" (manpages) from normal perl packages seperated with "-".
-debuginfo would have looked like a package called debuginfo from CPAN.

Please use -debuginfo.
Reini Urban

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