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Re: Rawhide debuginfo package problems 2007-07-16



On Mon, 2007-07-16 at 23:06 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le lundi 16 juillet 2007 à 16:42 -0400, Bill Nottingham a écrit :
> > Nicolas Mailhot (nicolas mailhot laposte net) said: 
> > > > The problem with that is that someone who runs 'debuginfo-install', even
> > > > once, is left with an un-upgradeable system, without manual intervention.
> > > 
> > > well presumably someone who installed debuginfo packages wants them to
> > > be useful and not updated separately from the rest of the distro
> > 
> > Sure, but debuginfo-install works *without* changing the repo definition.
> > So your upgrade will fail, as the newer version of XYZ won't upgrade because
> > the debuginfo repo isn't active.
> 
> The usual problem is not debuginfo is not active but it's mirrored
> several hours after the main repo so without version-lock debuginfo
> packages are not in sync with main packages even though it's active
> 
> IMHO if you don't want debuginfo packages to block a debuginfo-uninstall
> utility should be provided, letting packages rot this way strikes me as
> a particularly bad compromise.
> 
> (btw I don't see how debuginfo-install would have worked in the first
> place if the debug repo was not active)

debuginfo-install activates the debug repos as it goes.

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