[Buildroot] Debug symbols in staging, but stripped on target?

Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards at gmail.com
Tue Aug 31 20:54:04 UTC 2010

I need to do some debugging of a package's application, so I need
debugging symbols enabled for that package.

The only option I can find that appears related is


There are a couple issues with that:

 1) It enables debug symbols for all packages, and I only want them
    for one.

 2) It apprently disables stripping of target executables.  I don't
    have room (nor any use) for debugging symbols on the target -- I
    only need them on the development host (e.g. in the staging

It also appears to force BR2_PACKAGE_GDB_SERVER.  What if I'm using an
external toolchain that provides my gdb server?

Is there any way to enable debugging symbols for just one package?

Can the target binaries still be stripped?

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