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Does Ubuntu provide kernel package with debug symbols? The default one(-generic) doesn't seem to have it.

I'm trying to avoid compile a kernel with debug info manually.

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First create a ddebs.list using:

echo "deb http://ddebs.ubuntu.com $(lsb_release -cs) main restricted universe multiverse" |
sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ddebs.list

then run:

sudo apt-get update

and then install using:

sudo apt-get install linux-image-`uname -r`-dbgsym

This is rather huge (>680MB), so prepare for a wait while you download it.

I use this for tools like systemtap on the kernel.

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apt-cache search dbgsym returns pkg-create-dbgsym only, was it in some other repository? –  warl0ck Oct 6 '12 at 9:40
    
@warl0ck Yes, the -dbgsym packages are in special repositories that you must enable, to install them. This explains how. –  Eliah Kagan Oct 6 '12 at 10:15
    
I've now updated the post to clarify how to do that. –  Colin Ian King Oct 6 '12 at 19:22
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