How to use debuginfo?

John5342 john5342 at
Sat May 23 15:52:53 UTC 2009

2009/5/23 Timothy Murphy <gayleard at>:
> I'm looking at kdebluetooth4, which does not work for me.
> (Clicking on f=>Applications=>System=>Kdebluetooth4
> used to bring up a bluetooth icon in my panel,
> but now it appears to do nothing.
> I've compiled and installed kdebluetooth4-debuginfo ,
> but I have no idea how one is meant to use debuginfo
> with KDE packages in general.

Debugging normal applications in kde is done just like any other
application and plenty of tutorials are exist for that.

On a side note. debuginfo packages should match the real packages
precisely. Even the same package version built in a different
environment could potentially create debuginfo which is not compatible
with the library built elsewhere. For that reason if you build a src
rpm to generate a debuginfo package then you should only install it
together with the other packages created from the same build.

> Incidentally, was there any repository where I could have found
> kdebluetooth-debuginfo RPM?
> (I obtained it from the kdebluetooth source RPM,
> after running rpmbuild .)

For packages in fedora and fedora-updates the debuginfo packages can
be installed using "debuginfo-install package-name".

Kde-redhat doesnt provide debuginfo packages in the repo but the
packages that make up kde-redhat are built on the fedora build system
so the debuginfo packages can be found in koji
( The kdebluetooth packages are at so just
download the debuginfo to go with the version you have

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and those who don't...

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