[CentOS-devel] debuginfo out of date

Jeff Johnson n3npq at mac.com
Fri May 15 15:29:47 UTC 2009


On May 15, 2009, at 10:20 AM, Karanbir Singh wrote:
>
> At the moment, its only a true reflection of where we are - which is  
> why
> an interest in trying harder, better.
>

Yep. Certainly no criticism of you or CentOS intended or implied.

But see the "better model" for deciding when/how -debuginfo
packages get upgraded @RHT bugzilla, look for "Jan Kratchovil"
in RPM bugs.

IMHO adding additional dependency hints or otherwise fiddling
with -debuginfo packages is just gonna make a bigger mess.

The usage cases (and installation patterns) of -debuginfo
packages warrant a different model than just the ususal
"newer" version comparison done by rpm.

The "better model" isn't hard, has already been implemented
according to Jan Kratchovil's RFE, and "works".

Just not in the RPM you are using.

73 de Jeff


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