Bug 499239 - debuginfo packages have no concept of obsoletes
debuginfo packages have no concept of obsoletes
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Panu Matilainen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 854935 854936
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Reported: 2009-05-05 14:06 EDT by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:18 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 08:23:01 EDT
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Description Bill Nottingham 2009-05-05 14:06:20 EDT
Description of problem:

Say I rename package 'foo' to 'bar'. I have 'bar' Obsolete 'foo'.

bar-debuginfo does not obsolete foo-debuginfo; this means it won't
upgrade right.

Given that debuginfo packages are automatically generated once per source rpm, and source rpms don't have obsoletes, I'm not sure how you'd solve this cleanly.

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Comment 1 seth vidal 2009-05-05 16:09:48 EDT
We could, theoretically, add this into the  debuginfo plugin to figure out - but I suspect it wouldn't be pretty at all.
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2009-05-06 13:02:49 EDT
The right way to solve the issue is a different upgrade
model for -debuginfo packages, not adding Obsoletes:
to -debuginfo.

Building a package with multiple sub-pkgs is a 1-to-N relation.

But creating -debuginfo package collapses all the symbols/sources
back into a single package, effectively a N-to-1 reduction.

While one can easily envision adding Obsoletes: in -debuginfo to handle name
changes, you will find that Obsoletes: are not persistent (i.e. packages will
creep back in after the Newer! Better! Bestest! Renamed! -debuginfo that
carries the Obsoletes: has been installed). You will also find that it will
be a huge PITA maintaining the Obsoletes: automagically in -debuginfo
packages. Surely you know what an octopus snarl carrying around a mess of Obsoletes:
in -debuginfo packages for renamed packages wiould instantly become.

The better upgrade  model for -debuginfo is to use RPMTAG_SOURCEPACKAGE (or better still
RPMTAG_SOURCEPKGID) as a set identifier, and automatically remove
any -debuginfo package that is no longer used (as in none of the N
subpackages are installed).

See the discussion in Jan Kratchovil's RFE for better handling of -debuginfo
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 11:11:55 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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