debuginfo for sub packages (Help with RPM SPEC files)

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Wed Jun 16 19:32:27 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-06-16 at 09:37 -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> 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
> 327080
> 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...

Yeah, I was looking at squeezing down the size of my installation to fit
on a non-astronomically-priced SSD the other day, and noticed that a few
debuginfo packages sure take up a lot of space.
Adam Williamson
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