Install debug symbols

Updated: September 12, 2023

Many packages include debug symbols. To install the debug symbols for a package, you install the package first. You can then install some or all of its debug symbols.


To install debug symbols, you must first activate the Install debug symbols control in the Edit Installation Properties dialog.

If Install debug symbols in the Installation Properties dialog is deactivated, this only applies to packages that provide symbols in a separate package. The debug symbols for all other packages will installed nonetheless.

To install debug symbols for an installed package:

  1. Make sure you're in the Installed tab, which displays installed packages.
  2. Look at the package's icon. If the package has debug symbols, the icon looks like this:
  3. Right-click the package and select Install Debug Symbols. The QNX Software Center displays a list of the package's debug symbols.

    To install symbols for multiple packages all at once, use Shift+Click or Ctrl+Click (Command+Click on macOS) to select the packages. To install symbols for all of the packages in a package group (the QNX Software Development Platform 7.0 package group, for example), simply right-click the package group.

  4. Make sure that the debug symbols you want to install are checked, then click Next.
  5. Review the list of debug symbols that the QNX Software Center will install, then click Finish.

The QNX Software Center displays an Installation Complete dialog when it has finished installing the debug symbols.