debuginfo for sub packages (Help with RPM SPEC files)

Adam Jackson ajax at
Wed Jun 16 13:37:15 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-06-16 at 05:10 -0700, Roland McGrath wrote:
> It's normal to get a single foo-debuginfo package from a foo.src.rpm.
> Please explain exactly why this is a problem for you.

I can't speak to Trever's case, but I can say that it's pretty
irritating to need debuginfo for every compiler in gcc when all I really
need is debuginfo for libgcc:

atropine:~% stat -c %s /usr/lib/debug/lib/libgcc_s-*debug
atropine:~% rpm -qf --qf="%{size} %{name}\n" /usr/lib/debug/lib/libgcc_s*debug
329486271 gcc-debuginfo

So subpackaged debuginfo would actually be pretty nice.  gcc is
admittedly something of an outlier here, I admit; I don't think most
packages need subpackaged debuginfo, but the ones that do...

- ajax
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