Debugging ports

Kubilay Kocak koobs at
Wed Oct 18 01:52:46 UTC 2017

On 10/18/17 8:29 AM, Jan Beich wrote:
> Guido Falsi <mad at> writes:
>> On 10/17/2017 23:11, Guido Falsi wrote:
>>>> Thing is, recompiling with WITH_DEBUG doesn't help (I only get
>>>> memory addresses in gdb), nor does -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug to
>>>> CMAKE_ARGS (the port uses CMake).
>> Sorry, I clearly did not parse your message correctly.
>> Looks strange though, WITH_DEBUG always worked for me... Usually I
>> compile the whole set in poudriere with WITH_DEBUG, to make sure all
>> libraries have symbols too.
> WITH_DEBUG doesn't disable vendor optimizations like -fomit-frame-pointer
> which may hinder stack unwinding, doesn't enable debug symbols for ports
> not respecting CFLAGS, often a nop for non-C/C++ ports, etc.

Could the framework WITH_DEBUG block remove this (and potentially) other
relevant flags from C*FLAGS if present with variable modifiers?

> Without an example it's hard to guess.

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