debuginfo packages available in updates later than regular packages.

Sandro Mani manisandro at
Tue Nov 26 10:39:38 UTC 2013

On 26.11.2013 03:55, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> 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!)
Here is a quick and dirty spec implementing the idea I described: [1]. 
 From what I can see it behaves correctly with any combination of 
packages and subpackages installed. Am I missing something?



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