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Re: Installing gcc debugging symbols?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Installing gcc debugging symbols?
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:01:02 +0200
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Simon South <> skribis:

> Simon South <> writes:
>> I could edit gnu/packages/gcc.scm to set the "stripped?" variable to
>> false...
> Of course if you're willing to make this change, you can just as easily
> remove the "hidden-package" wrapper around gcc 4.7's package definition
> and then install the debug symbols in the usual manner, i.e. with
>   ./pre-inst-env guix install gcc@7.5:debug
> At least, I assume this is going to work.
> Still, I wonder if there is a more "official" method that involves less
> hackery.

I’m afraid there’s no better method currently.  The new
‘--with-debug-info’ option wouldn’t help here since it’s compiled with
-g0 unless ‘stripped?’ is changed to #f.

We should make ‘stripped?’ a parameter somehow.


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