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I want to rebuild a package to include debugging symbols, how would I do that? There is no -dbg package available and also no -dbgsym package from the ddebs repository.

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You can do this in just a few steps:

  1. Get the necessary tools and build dependencies:

    sudo apt-get install devscripts fakeroot
    sudo apt-get build-dep <package>
    
  2. Set the build options:

    export DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS="debug nostrip noopt"
    
  3. Build the package:

    fakeroot apt-get source -b <package>
    
  4. Install the package:

    sudo dpkg -i <package>*.deb
    
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Alternatively install the pkg-create-dbgsym package.

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