[CentOS-devel] debuginfo out of date

Jeff Johnson

n3npq at mac.com
Fri May 15 14:05:51 UTC 2009

On May 15, 2009, at 9:49 AM, Phil Schaffner wrote:

> Another one from the Fora:
> http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?viewmode=flat&topic_id=20291&forum=37
> Thread started by robertsong: centos 5.3 glibc debuginfo is not  
> updated
> "Hello,
> I have updated to centos 5.3,
> the latest version of glibc-2.5-34.
> but I found the debuginfo rpm package was not updated to this version.
> Now the debuginfo version is 2.5.24 in http://debuginfo.centos.org/5/i386/ 
> .
> glibc-debuginfo-2.5-24.i686.rpm
> glibc-debuginfo-common-2.5-24.i386.rpm
> When would the rpm be updated ?"

ATM, the mechanism for -debuginfo upgrades is known deficient
for several years.

A better model for deciding when to upgrade/erase -debuginfo
packages is described here:
and is already implemented (but not for the RPM you are using).

There's also the minor issue of how to handle package renaming
wrto -debuginfo, most recently discussed here:
Again: not implemented in the RPM you are using.

There's a further issue of how to distribute -debuginfo
packages efficiently, but that cannot even be asked until
the model for deciding when/how to upgrade/erase -debuginfo
packages is improved.

73 de Jeff

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