Adding debuginfo Support to Wine Makefiles

Robert Shearman rob at
Wed Nov 24 12:52:38 CST 2004

Mike Hearn wrote:

>On Wed, 2004-11-24 at 12:33 -0600, Robert Shearman wrote:
>>I wasn't very clear about what I wanted with the makefiles. Basically, 
>>this will be an optional post-build step. The way I am leaning towards 
>>at the moment is that "make install" will install with full debugging 
>>information, but "make install && make install-debuginfo" will strip the 
>>debug info into separate files and install it. AFAIK, the feature has 
>>been stable for a year and a few distros are making full use of it. 
>>Fedora definitely provides -debug packages that have the separate debug 
>Right, but for a while (this may even be still true) it messed up gdb
>pretty badly. I suppose winedbg is unlikely to suffer the same problems

I'm not sure what you mean by "it messed up gdb pretty badly", but I've 
done some tests with, and winedbg seemed to get the 
symbols correct. The actual change to add this was fairly minor, so any 
bugs are likely to be in the toolchain rather than the debugger.

>Would "make install && make install-debuginfo" put binaries with full
>debugging info both embedded and separate on the system then?

"make install && make install_debuginfo" will install the debugging info 
both embedded and separate.
"make install_debuginfo && make install" will only install the separate.
This is one of the quirks I would like some feedback on and no doubt 
some people will have opinions on the best way to solve this.

> Also, as
>Fedora ships  -debuginfo rpms for everything presumably it doesn't
>actually require build system changes, does RPM have some method of
>doing this automatically? If so, why do we need explicit support for it?

I have no idea. I'm not a package maintainer. Besides, not everyone uses 
.rpm packages to distribute packages, including us at CodeWeavers.


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