Enabling separate debug symbol support for gdb6
NetBSD-current got an update to the latest GNU debugger,
gdb6, recently. That version allows keeping the debug
information for a binary in a seperate file, thus not
bloating every client's filesystem while still being able
to keep debugging symbols around in some place.
Luke Mewburn has sent a
to enable this in NetBSD, and he has
code now that allows setting "MKDEBUG=yes" to put seperate debugging
symbols into /usr/libdata/debug.
This is currently not enabled by default, but maybe someone
finds this useful, wants to test it and give some feedback.
[Tags: debugging, gdb]