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Re: Why does gdb now give lots of warnings?



On Fri, 04 Jan 2008 20:40:18 +0100, James Antill wrote:
...
> which is because gstreamer-debuginfo requires gstreamer-devel, which is
> obviously required by rhythmbox.

What is the reason why any *-debuginfo package requires any binary package?

Sure it installs .debug files which are only partially usable (officially not
usable) without their binary counterparts.  But still even this dependency is
currently not complete there, I am not aware which rule generates the current
dependencies but it seems as useless there; going to submit the patch.


Regards,
Jan
--- /usr/lib/rpm/redhat/macros-orig	2007-07-05 20:34:42.000000000 +0200
+++ /usr/lib/rpm/redhat/macros	2008-01-04 21:03:11.000000000 +0100
@@ -106,6 +106,7 @@
 %package debuginfo \
 Summary: Debug information for package %{name}\
 Group: Development/Debug\
+AutoReq: no\
 %description debuginfo\
 This package provides debug information for package %{name}.\
 Debug information is useful when developing applications that use this\

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