Are the dbgsym version of packages built? If so where are they?

Asked by Alexis Wilke

I found this old bug report:

But when I look for my packages with debug symbols, I can't find anything.

Looking at the files available under my PPA folder, I just can't find anything mentioning "dbg" packages.

Specifically, if I look at the available packages for my cppthread project, I see the normal packages, not the dbg:

Now looking at a project such as alsa-lib (a.k.a. libasound2), I can see that the dbgsym package is made available:

So I would imagine that it can be done... but how?

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Best Colin Watson (cjwatson) said :

You can configure this for your PPA by going to and checking "Build debug symbols" (and possibly also "Publish debug symbols" if you also want them to be published on as well as just being available through the Launchpad web UI, although this will use up your quota more quickly). It will take effect on subsequent builds, so you'll likely need to upload new versions.

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Alexis Wilke (alexis-m2osw) said :

Thanks Colin Watson, that solved my question.