[php-maint] Should we ship a php5-dbg package?

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Mon Mar 3 02:39:57 UTC 2008

On Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 12:36:52PM -0600, Raphael Geissert wrote:

> Given the fact that there are some bug reports filled against php5
> which have useless backtraces I was wondering why isn't a -dbg package
>  shipped.
> IMHO it could help at least to provide useful backtraces on those obscure
> bugs.

> What do others think?

I think it's a waste of archive space.  How many of these bugs are there
without useful backtraces?  Is there some reason they don't have
reproducible test cases accompanying them, that anyone who knows how to
rebuild php5 could grab a backtrace for?

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