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    Phoronix: Ubuntu 22.10 Adds Debuginfod Integration

    One of many changes to find with next month's Ubuntu 22.10 release is Debuginfod integration...

    https://www.phoronix.com/news/Ubuntu-22.10-Debuginfod

  • #2
    This sounds so stupid. Lets throw a remote web server in for debugging. That doesn't present a possible security hole at all /s.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by kylew77 View Post
      This sounds so stupid. Lets throw a remote web server in for debugging. That doesn't present a possible security hole at all /s.
      You do realize that it comes from the same source as any other distro package and would therefore be subjected to the same security measures? Fedora introduced this feature a while back and https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Chang...t#Security_FAQ goes over the details. Other distros follow the same process here as well.
      Last edited by RahulSundaram; 12 September 2022, 06:04 PM.

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      • #4
        This is almost literally just "Do you want to let gdb automatically apt-get *-dbg packages as needed?" As long as the debugging symbols are subject to the same archival policy as old APT packages, what's not to like?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ssokolow View Post
          This is almost literally just "Do you want to let gdb automatically apt-get *-dbg packages as needed?" As long as the debugging symbols are subject to the same archival policy as old APT packages, what's not to like?
          Whats not to like: gdb has multiple problems doing that, especially if you remote debug. (not an issue with the debuginfod server of course)
          If you debug locally its easy to use apt.

          Yay for Ubuntu doing nothing to prevent an upstream feature slipping in!

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          • #6
            I keep reading Debuginfod as either Debug In Food or Debug In Fod, not as Debug Info D.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by discordian View Post

              Whats not to like: gdb has multiple problems doing that, especially if you remote debug. (not an issue with the debuginfod server of course)
              If you debug locally its easy to use apt.

              Yay for Ubuntu doing nothing to prevent an upstream feature slipping in!
              That's why it's an optional feature. Nobody is expecting you to use debuginfod from a tiny embedded device.

              For the vast majority of developers though, this is a nice improvement.

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