Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 111879
symlink broken in /boot
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:04:08 EST
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Description of problem:
I have a broken symlink in /boot:
I have no /usr/lib/debug/lib at all.
On a side note, kernel-source may provide a symlink as
/usr/src/linux-2.6, unless it has been decided otherwise.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
the vmlinux is in the kernel-debuginfo package since 99.99% of the
people have no use for it (it's only when you want to run gdb on the
kernel) so it's not a good idea to make it use space (and bandwidth!)
As for /usr/src/linux-2.6 symlink not being there; that is deliberate.
If you want to compile your own kernel you actually care about the
exact version instead of depending on this symlink and kernel-source
is only usable for that (eg it no longer is or can be used for
building external modules against)
Thanks a lot. I see now. So, I still like the stale symlink to be
removed and the second one to be added *personally*, but feel free to
close the bug :).
I'll think about the vmlinux symlink (eg maybe it should just move to
the debuginfo package itself)
the /usr/src/linux-2.6 link is not going to happen, in our 2.4 rpms it
was a legacy thing for 2.2 compat; I don't want to carry it forward.
Would you move the /boot/vmlinux symlink to debuginfo package? Please
let me know to close bug after you made your decision.
symlink is removed at least in my packages