debuginfo packages available in updates later than regular packages.

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Tue Nov 26 02:55:14 UTC 2013

Jan Kratochvil wrote:
> There were multiple Bugs suggesting the same, they are linked together for
> example from this one from 2005.  But it all got WONTFIXed:
> Debug info RPMs do not "require" exact maching binary rpm

The problem with those dependencies is that -debuginfo covers all the 
subpackages, so which one should it require? All of them? That's more often 
than not NOT what I want. (E.g., do we really want to force everyone to 
install gcc-* just because ABRT/DrKonqi/whatever wants to install the 
(usually unneeded) debugging information for libgcc? Getting gcc-debuginfo 
dragged in is bad enough!)

        Kevin Kofler

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