Bug 1285794 - Regression: Debuginfo user experience is deeply unpleasant
Regression: Debuginfo user experience is deeply unpleasant
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
All Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Valentina Mukhamedzhanova
BaseOS QE Security Team
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Reported: 2015-11-26 08:45 EST by Graham Leggett
Modified: 2016-07-26 10:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-07-26 10:30:43 EDT
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Description Graham Leggett 2015-11-26 08:45:39 EST
Description of problem:

The new debuginfo experience is deeply unpleasant and irritating.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Experience a software crash, type "yum install [package]-debuginfo"
2. Receive message "No package [package]-debuginfo available"
3. **** around for an hour or two reading conflicting reports of weird new settings to enable separate repos that are disabled for no good reason, and to run weird new commands that exist for no good reason, and that are inconsistent across distros and versions.

Actual results:

Huge amounts of wasted time and unnecessary googling to fix something that wasn't broken to start with.

Expected results:

debuginfo package installs first time without any screwing around.

Additional info:

To fix this bug, force the dev responsible for it to endure "No package [package]-debuginfo available" over and over again until they have learned their lesson not to do something so stupid again.
Comment 2 Valentina Mukhamedzhanova 2016-07-26 10:30:43 EDT
The 'yum-utils' package contains the 'debuginfo-install' utility which can help with this.

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