[RFC] Minimal Debuginfo by default

David Stacey drstacey@tiscali.co.uk
Wed Nov 15 09:09:00 GMT 2017

On 15/11/17 07:38, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> The following concept would allow for sensible backtraces without
> installing a -debuginfo, at the expense of a moderate size increase of
> binaries (particularly with C++ code):
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/MingwMiniDebugInfo

Did you mean https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/MiniDebugInfo 
Presumably you intend this for Cygwin binaries.

> The patch for cygport would be minimal.  Is it worth the size increase?

The benefit to Fedora is obvious, in that it would increase the quality 
of the automated bug reports. Do we have an equivalent in Cygwin (or is 
one planned)? Right now, we don't have so many backtraces sent in to the 
main list, but who knows - if they were easier to generate then we might.

How would this work for Cygwin? Would we require all the lib.* packages 
to be rebuilt?


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