handling a 'debug' or 'development' setting
davej at redhat.com
Wed Jul 16 18:36:39 UTC 2008
On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 06:02:50PM -0700, Peter Gordon wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-07-15 at 18:24 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > 1) What can we reasonably set?
> > Right now, there's MALLOC_CHECK_ and MALLOC_PERTURB. There
> > should be more. Is there anything in the various desktops
> > that is appropriate?
> I would love it if, when this 'debug mode' is active, any package
> installation would automagically install the relevant debuginfos to
> accompany it. (Likewise, any package removal should remove the leaf
If that happens it should definitly be optional given the size of
debuginfo packages. I can't think of a single situation where I'd
need the debuginfo for every package installed. Installing them
on demand before running gdb is painful, but a lot less so than
sitting around twiddling thumbs waiting for yum to update several
gig of debuginfos.
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