Lintian Reports (Beta Testing)

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.

Refer to https://bugs.debian.org/668437 for details.

Severity: warning

Check: binaries

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