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Bug 1046553 - debuginfo-install never should install dependencies
Summary: debuginfo-install never should install dependencies
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum-utils
Version: 19
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Packaging Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-12-26 05:31 UTC by John Reiser
Modified: 2015-02-17 19:47 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 19:47:12 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description John Reiser 2013-12-26 05:31:32 UTC
Description of problem: The utility program debuginfo-install processes and installs "debuginfo dependencies" of the corresponding non-debuginfo package.  However, it is logically impossible for any *-debuginfo package to have actual dependencies!  The debuginfo of the programs and shared libraries in a package depends only on the package itself, and never on any dependencies of the package.  Installing those extra "dependent" *-debuginfo packages may take a lot of time and resources.  This is at least annoying, and often wasteful of time and space.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. debuginfo-install pcre-8.32-7.fc19.x86_64

Actual results:
Dependencies Resolved

 Package                  Arch    Version           Repository          Size
 gcc-debuginfo            x86_64  4.8.2-7.fc19      updates-debuginfo  217 M
 glibc-debuginfo          x86_64  2.17-20.fc19      updates-debuginfo  9.2 M
 pcre-debuginfo           x86_64  8.32-7.fc19       fedora-debuginfo   1.0 M
                          noarch  1.1.31-18.fc19    updates             22 k
Installing for dependencies:
 gcc-base-debuginfo       x86_64  4.8.2-7.fc19      updates-debuginfo  2.7 M
 glibc-debuginfo-common   x86_64  2.17-20.fc19      updates-debuginfo  8.5 M

Transaction Summary
Install  4 Packages (+2 Dependent packages)

Total download size: 238 M
Installed size: 1.1 G

{Notice the dependencies which account for about 99.5% of the size!  Those dependencies are irrelevent and unnecessary for running gdb/addr2line/etc on the programs and shared libraries of the pcre package.}

Expected results:
 pcre-debuginfo           x86_64  8.32-7.fc19       fedora-debuginfo   1.0 M
Total download size:  1 M
Installed size: 4 M

{Notice no dependencies!}

Additional info:

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