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Re: No gdb?



On Friday 12 December 2008 19:48:44 Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Friday 12 December 2008 19:10:52 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > Anne Wilson wrote:
> > > One question - is this a packaging report, i.e. Fedora, or a KDE issue?
> > > I don't want to report it to the wrong place.
> >
> > Packaging (actually "comps", our lists which decide which packages are
> > mandatory/default/optional for which groups), so it's a Fedora issue.
> >
> > Still, I'm not convinced installing GDB by default is a good idea, it
> > takes up a significant place on the live images and the backtraces won't
> > be all that useful if you don't also install the -debuginfo packages
> > (which definitely don't fit on the live CD).
>
> There has to be a sane answer to this.  We want bug reports to be made, and
> we want the best info we can get.  Someone has taken the trouble to write
> the application that captures the bug info and makes it easier to send the
> report, yet without those packages it's not possible.
>
> If it's not sensible to putting it on the release disks, is it possible to
> trigger the installation in some way?  Something that asks if you want to
> install them, or recommend them from the first update?
>
In fact the prompt proposed by Todd Denniston seems the best answer.  Perhaps 
that would be the best basis for a bug/wish report.

Anne

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