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Wdebug-file-with-no-debug-symbols

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.109.24. That is the most recent version we know about.

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.

Please refer to Bug#668437 for details.

Visibility: warning

Check: binaries/debug-symbols/detached

The following 4 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 101 times.

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