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find-dbgsym-packages - gets list of dbgsym packages from executable, library, core dump or process

find-dbgsym-packages executable, core file or PID [executable, library, core file or PID X]

find-dbgsym-packages lists all *-dbgsym packages required to properly debug processes given by a list of executables, libraries, core dumps or PID numbers.

You must already have the correct debug lines in your /etc/apt/sources.list file, e.g.

    deb unstable-debug main

Don't forget to run "apt-get update" as root after adding such a line.

Additionally, find-dbgsym-packages requires the elfutils and dctrl-tools packages to be installed.

    $ find-dbgsym-packages 15865
    libcap2-dbgsym libtinfo5-dbg zsh-dbgsym
    $ find-dbgsym-packages /var/crash/1000/15865-1000-1000-11-1511059476-c6--bin-zsh.core
    libcap2-dbgsym libtinfo5-dbg zsh-dbgsym
    $ find-dbgsym-packages /bin/ls
    coreutils-dbgsym libpcre3-dbg libselinux1-dbgsym
    $ find-dbgsym-packages /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
    libpcre3-dbg libselinux1-dbgsym

Stefan Fritch <>

This manpage was written by Axel Beckert <>.

Copyright (C) 2017 Stefan Fritch <>

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version.

On Debian systems, a copy of the GNU General Public License version 2 can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2.


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