Bug 469054 - Missing dependencies
Missing dependencies
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: systemtap (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Frank Ch. Eigler
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-10-29 13:47 EDT by Tethys
Modified: 2009-07-14 10:09 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Tethys 2008-10-29 13:47:56 EDT
Description of problem:
systemtap needs kernel-devel and kernel-debuginfo, but these aren't
given as dependencies in the systemtap package. It's rare for me to
be asking for more dependencies (Fedora packages usually have too
many already), but in this case, it would seem to be the right thing
to do.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install systemtap
2. stap myscript.stp
3. Complaints about libdwfl (sorry, I don't have the exact error message on screen any more)

Additional info:
Installing the extra listed packages fixes the problem and makes
systemtap usable.
Comment 1 Frank Ch. Eigler 2008-10-29 13:57:49 EDT
One problem with this is the diversity of kernels of any given version:
plain kernel, kernel-debug, kernel-PAE, etc., each with its own -devel
and -debuginfo pieces.  While kernel-FOO-devel does tend these days to
give a virtual provide: for a base "kernel-devel", kernel-FOO-debuginfo
does not.  AFAIK, that means there is no single generic require: we could
Comment 2 Tethys 2008-10-30 06:38:53 EDT
Could you not have a pre- or post- install hook that checked the currently
running kernel and installed the appropriate debuginfo package? It wouldn't
be 100% perfect, but it would get it right in the vast majority of cases.
Comment 3 Frank Ch. Eigler 2008-10-30 07:54:35 EDT
I don't think it would be right for those hooks to try to initiate
network downloads.  However, we could at least print a message
with suggestions.
Comment 4 Frank Ch. Eigler 2009-03-24 11:32:23 EDT
Tracking idea at http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9994
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