On Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 08:12, Gregory Hosler <ghosler(a)redhat.com> wrote:
If this is your first time, perhaps don't install the debuginfo
where you think the problem isn't, and where you think you will not need to
trace into said library(s). If, during debugging, you feel that "gee, it would
be useful to set a breakpoint into that library, and see what's going on", then
install the debuginfo for that library, and restart the debugger and your
FWIW, stepping into libraries is not the only need. You might just want
the symbols for those libraries for more information at debug time. To
illustrate with an example:
libfoo.so might provide a class dummy and you maybe using it like
dummy myinstance; //.
Then having the libfoo-debuginfo package installed gives you the ability
to do things like,
or maybe even conditional breakpoints using these symbols.
Open source is the future. It sets us free.