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Re: lib/54449: _pic.a libraries contain unwanted debug information

> not sure what planet you are talking about, but DBG=-g has been
> the right way to me for a long time, though slightly less than
> i recalled (more a 90s thing :-)
> revision 1.57
> date: 2000-05-01 20:44:36 -0700;  author: sjg;  state: Exp;  lines: +4 -3;
> Allow optimizer/debug flags to be changed on command line without
> breaking everything.  Eg. use DBG="-O0 -g" when debugging something.

Yes, you might have been using DBG="-O0 -g" for almost 20 years, but this
variable is not documented anywhere outside the .mk files, and most people
(I am guessing) don't know about it.

> nothing is an accident when "DBG=-g" builds have debug info.

But here we are not building with DBG=-g, but with with MKDEBUG=yes
and libfoo_pic.a ends up with debugging info. Is that on purpose or an

> i used to build my whole systems this way without using MKDEBUG
> (since that's much much newer), initially because i had some 
> lossage using separate debug info files, though as i mentioned
> before, i'm considering switching back to get debug symbols back
> in to my static libraries as well.  i may have to set execmax
> to some very low value to avoid the other bug..
> i claim that their lack of debug info is a bug in MKDEBUG.

Why would we have both libfoo_g.a and libfoo.a with debugging
symbols? What's the difference between them? As for the other
bugs, are they still there?


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