Debug symbols for libgpgme-11.dll

Daniel Lo Nigro d at
Tue Feb 5 19:14:51 CET 2019

Hey Andre, thanks for your reply. I also managed to compile my own version,
however both my build and your build seem to be missing the debug symbols
for libgpgme itself. I was trying to use a tool called "cv2pdb" ( to convert the debug symbols into a PDB
file that Visual Studio can use, however it didn't work properly, and its
author said that the library is missing the symbols:

There is only debug information for the mingw runtime in the original DLL.
> You can check by dumping the output of `objdump.exe -W
> libgpgme-11-original.dll` and searching for `DW_TAG_compile_unit`.
> I guess something went wrong when building a debug version of that DLL.


Is there some build step that is unintentionally stripping out symbols from
the object files before linking, or something like that? I don't write any
C or C++ so I'm unfamiliar with the build processes.

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On Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 2:40 AM Andre Heinecke <aheinecke at> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Monday, February 4, 2019 9:28:55 AM CET Daniel Lo Nigro wrote:
> > In that case, is there a pre-compiled version with GDB debug symbols
> > available? I should be able to attach GDB instead of Visual Studio and at
> > least get a stack trace of where the error is being thrown in the native
> > library.
> I would not be so sure, I had bad experiences using GDB in the past on
> Windows. But you can of course try. Our code is compiled with gcc / mingw
> from
> debian stretch.
> I've uploaded a dll of 1.12.1-beta43 (the version in Gpg4win-3.1.5) with
> debugsyms (as created by the Gpg4win buildsystem) at:
> div/libgpgme-11.dll <>
> > Or would I need to compile it myself with optimizations disabled?
> Might be better because then you could also add debug output in the
> codepath
> where it is crashing for you.
> Regards,
> Andre
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