[Libreoffice] Problem building sw (writer) in debug mode under Linux

Tor Lillqvist tlillqvist at novell.com
Tue Nov 16 06:25:11 PST 2010

> Now what it's the right flag to use to surround a debug specific code: 

I recently did a build with --enable-dbgutil so that it would use the debugging C++ library on Windows. (As such that was mostly useless, it didn't help me find the cause of the problem I was seeing.)

(I did not use --enable-debug or any debug=x options to individual build commands, which would have set OSL_DEBUG_LEVEL, too.)

That build revealed several places in the code where as far as I could see there was a mixup between these two things and I got compilation errors. I fixed things up so that my --enable-dbgutil build compiled and linked. But it is entirely possible that this then broken stuff for a build with just --enable-debug or debug=true but not --enable-dbgutil.

> I confess I'm a little confused :-).

So am I, and disgusted. I am not sure at all that we really want to keep this distinction between --enable-dbgutil and --enable-debug (and then there is also --enable-symbols) in LibreOffice. Nobody understands it.


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