Bug 113276 - RFE: customizable -debuginfo package name
RFE: customizable -debuginfo package name
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-01-11 18:16 EST by Ville Skyttä
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-01-12 06:19:44 EST
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Description Ville Skyttä 2004-01-11 18:16:11 EST
[This issue concerns redhat-rpm-config as well.]

Every now and then, there's a need to build packages that mangle the
resulting binary package name from a single unchanged source package,
based on some build time conditions.

Let's assume package (SRPM) foo.  Based on some options, the binary
rpm built from it can result in foo-bar or foo-quux being output.  But
the debuginfo package will always be named foo-debuginfo, making it
impossible to store the debuginfo packages resulting from foo-bar and
foo-quux in the same directory/repository/whatever (since they're
always the same, foo-debuginfo instead of foo-bar-debuginfo and

Making the name of the debuginfo package customizable would help, for
example by defining this in foo.spec:

  %define debuginfo_name %{name}-bar-debuginfo

...could result in the debuginfo package "foo-bar-debuginfo".
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2004-01-12 06:19:44 EST
Rather than customize a rather arcane and fragile mechanism further
with Yet More Parameters, I'd rather see an explicit subpackage
used in spec files. That's all a -debuginfo package is.

See glibc for how to generate -debuginfo as an explicit sub-package.

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