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Re: [alpine-devel] [abuild RFC] abuild: add config option to globally enable dbg

From: Seamus Caveney <>
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2017 02:20:59 -0700

On 2017-06-18 00:00, Timo Teras wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:09:26 +0200
> Natanael Copa <> wrote:
>> On Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:24:10 -0300
>> Alba Pompeo <> wrote:
>>> Why not create a dbgs metapackage like the docs metapackage?
>> Why would someome want install all the -dbg packages?
> I would. When trying to analyze core dump. Global meta package would be
> nicer than trying to hunt individually the -dbg packagaes needed.
> Though, we might hold that for the big projects. Getting firefox,
> libreoffice etc. -dbg might be just too much.
> /Timo

Better to opt for wildcards for install. More useful than adding a dbg
meta package and replaces the current solution for docs metapkg, which
is brittle imo, where is it documented that you must have the installif
entry in a custom doc function in an APKBUILD?

apk add *-dbg
apk add *-doc

Or say install many subpackages:

apk add qemu-system-*

The function already exists for search, why not for add as well?

Received on Sun Jun 18 2017 - 02:20:59 UTC