What does it mean if two debuginfo packages create the same dwz build ID file?

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Sat Sep 14 12:17:28 UTC 2013

On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 01:48:52PM +0200, Jan Kratochvil wrote:
> On Sat, 14 Sep 2013 11:56:26 +0200, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> >   /usr/lib/debug/.build-id/da/39a3ee5e6b4b0d3255bfef95601890afd80709.debug
> > which is a symlink to:
> >   /usr/lib/debug/.dwz/ocaml-pcre-7.0.2-5.fc21.x86_64
> [...]
> >   /usr/lib/debug/.build-id/da/39a3ee5e6b4b0d3255bfef95601890afd80709.debug
> > which is a symlink to:
> >   /usr/lib/debug/.dwz/ocaml-gettext-0.3.4-11.fc21.x86_64
> > 
> > Obviously this prevents me from installing both debuginfo packages at
> > the same time.
> The problem is these two files have exactly the same content so they get the
> same build-id (which is a content hash - to be deterministic across builds).

What I didn't understand is what these /usr/lib/debug/.dwz/* files
are.  Are they related to some files that we're building and how?


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