[alsa-devel] A debug version of the ALSA lib?

David Henningsson david.henningsson at canonical.com
Fri Sep 2 20:16:00 CEST 2011

On 09/02/2011 05:43 PM, Paul Menzel wrote:
> Am Freitag, den 02.09.2011, 14:10 +0200 schrieb Olivier Guillion - Myriad:
>> Daniel Mack, then Paul Menzel wrote:
>>>>>> Or just use the binary Ubuntu packages and be done.
>>>>> Sorry, but what does it mean?
>>>> That means that Ubuntu (as many other distros) offers you a
>>>> ready-made, debug symbols enabled version of the library which you can
>>>> just install and use. As you're struggeling with compiling the library
>>>> youself, I'd suggest you go for this solution. In Ubuntu, the package
>>>> you're looking for is called libasound2-dev.
>>> I have not followed the thread, but if you want debugging symbol you
>>> need `libasound2-dbg`. (`aptitude search libasound*`)
>> I installed the libasound2-dev package.
>> I got mainly :
>> - a bunch of C header files in /usr/include
>> - libasound.a, libasound.la and libasound.so in /usr/lib
>> (none of these libraries include the debugging symbols)
>> I tried "aptitude search libasound*"
>> and got:
>> libasound-dev
>> libasound2
>> libasound2-dev
>> libasound2-doc
>> libasound2-plugin-equal
>> libasound2-plugins
>> but no libasound2-dbg.
>> Any idea about where (and how) I can get it? (using Ubuntu 11.04)
> I am using Debian Sid/unstable. Maybe David (put in CC) can say how to
> do that in Ubuntu.

We build debug symbols for every package and keep them at a separate 
repository at ddebs.ubuntu.com. For more information about how to find 
and install them see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingProgramCrash

David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd.

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