Re: enabling symbols for debug in clinfo

Monsees, Steven C (US)

I will need to test but, that appears to have done the trick...

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Reading symbols from clinfo...
Reading symbols from /usr/bin/.debug/clinfo...


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Subject: Re: [yocto] enabling symbols for debug in clinfo

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Unless clinfo is doing something wrong, it will be built with -g anyway. You’ll just need to install clinfo-dbg to get the symbols, as they’ll be split out into a separate package during packaging.


On 9 May 2022, at 11:54, Monsees, Steven C (US) via <> wrote:


I’d like to build clinfo w/ “-g” option to do some debugging with GDB…

I am looking at:

I created a “bbapend” file to modify the build recipes “” file prior to build, to introduce ‘-g’ for CFLAGS & CPPFLAGS, i.e. at top of added:


I checked the build tree and see my modified “” updated as expected, the update occurs at the end of the install process, using do_install_append… so the build should have used my modified file… but I do not have symbols for the clinfo package when I go to use GDB.

Is there a simple way to enable debug symbols for this package ?

Did I modify the wrong configuration file?, Should I be modifying configure ?

I am new to auto-build configurations… Could someone tell me the
easiest way to add “-g” to the clinfo standard build ?


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