Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 171717
No preconfigured yum repo for debug packages
Last modified: 2013-01-09 20:19:52 EST
Description of problem:
There is no preconfigured .repo file that points to the debug/ packages in the
However, fedora-updates.repo and fedora-updates-testing.repo are sufficient for
accessing the debuginfo packages in their respective repositories, because the
repodata there references the debug/ subdirectory, precluding the need for
separate fedora-updates-debug.repo etc. files.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
There should be a preconfigured .repo file to access the base distro debuginfo
packages, or the directory layout should be changed to allow the base repodata
to reference the debuginfo packages. This repo could be enabled by default
(just like it effectively is for updates and updates-testing) because by default
users will not have any debuginfo packages installed.
I'm hoping that we ship by default some way to point debuginfo at one
repository, and regular packages at another. Often mirrors don't want to
download the debuginfo packages because they are incredibly large and not often
useful. It would then be useful to have debuginfo available from the main
mirrors normally, but regular packages can be grabbed from your nearest custom
In the development tree the debug/ directory is within the main arch directory,
thus included in the createrepo run. Same goes for the FC5 test releases.