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W debug-file-with-no-debug-symbols

The binary is installed as a detached "debug symbols" ELF file, but it does not appear to have debug information associated with it.

A common cause is not passing -g to GCC when compiling.

Implementation detail: Lintian checks for the ".debug_line" and the ".debug_str" sections. If either of these are present, the binary is assumed to contain debug information.

For more information please consult:

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit ea05801. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check binaries/debug-symbols/detached.

Visibility: warning

The following 4 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 101 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 80 overrides. The tag performed 21% of the time.