Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 428021
evolution-debuginfo missing files?
Last modified: 2008-01-08 15:00:42 EST
Description of problem:
I am trying to diagnose why Evolution is freezing while I type messages. I
installed various packages:
If I run "gdb evolution" it complains as follows:
warning: the debug information found in
"/usr/lib/debug//usr/bin/evolution.debug" does not match "/usr/bin/evolution"
warning: Missing the separate debug info file:
(no debugging symbols found)
Is evolution-debuginfo faulty or am I missing something simple?
So I failed to enable updates-debuginfo when I installed the debuginfo packages.
Shouldn't the -debuginfo packages require an exact version of their
corresponding base package? For example, evolution-debuginfo-2.12.2-2.fc8
should require: evolution-2.12.2-2.fc8. This would avoid the simple mistake I
SPEC files generally do not have explicit requirements for their own debuginfo
packages. RPM automates that whole process through its macros, which are
defined in the redhat-rpm-config package and apply to all packages.
I'm told the reason for the lack of an exact version requirement in the
debuginfo packages is to allow you to disable your debuginfo repo and update
your system without forcing you to first remove all your debuginfo packages.
The problem is we don't really have an automated way of garbage collecting
obsolete debuginfo packages that are just taking up space on one's system.
In any case, this is beyond the scope of the Evolution packages so I'm going to
close this as NOTABUG.