Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1285794
Regression: Debuginfo user experience is deeply unpleasant
Last modified: 2016-07-26 10:30:43 EDT
Description of problem:
The new debuginfo experience is deeply unpleasant and irritating.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
Huge amounts of wasted time and unnecessary googling to fix something that wasn't broken to start with.
debuginfo package installs first time without any screwing around.
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.
The 'yum-utils' package contains the 'debuginfo-install' utility which can help with this.