Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 559416
RFE: Share debuginfo cache between yumdownloader and yum/debuginfo-install
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:13:25 EST
I reported an audacious crash with abrt-1.0.4-1.fc12.i686, which downloaded some debuginfo packages to generate the backtrace. I then ran "debuginfo audacious" which downloaded the same packages again. It would have been faster if abrt had filled the yum cache with its download.
We used to, but SELinux/security people threatened to eat us alive if we won't stop installing stuff behind the user's back.
I was thinking of continuing to not install anything, but just unify the caches. The packages are signed and authentication is still required to install them even if they are pre-cached, so that doesn't present any security problems that I can think of.
I suppose you could ask the abrt user to authenticate on the spot if they want to permanently install the debuginfo packages for faster bug reporting in the future.
We use yumdownloader to download the packages, so I think yumdownloader is the one who should share the cache with yum -> reassigning to yum-utils.
Hm, can't find yum-utils in components, probably some bug in bugzilla.
Jiri are you running yumdownloader as root, or as a random user?
it's run as root.
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