Bug 559416 - RFE: Share debuginfo cache between yumdownloader and yum/debuginfo-install
RFE: Share debuginfo cache between yumdownloader and yum/debuginfo-install
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-01-27 21:42 EST by Christopher Beland
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:13 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-03 18:43:10 EST
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Description Christopher Beland 2010-01-27 21:42:42 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.
Comment 1 Denys Vlasenko 2010-02-11 11:50:54 EST
We used to, but SELinux/security people threatened to eat us alive if we won't stop installing stuff behind the user's back.
Comment 2 Christopher Beland 2010-02-13 20:44:48 EST
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.
Comment 3 Jiri Moskovcak 2010-02-14 07:30:37 EST
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.

Comment 4 Jiri Moskovcak 2010-02-14 07:33:14 EST
Hm, can't find yum-utils in components, probably some bug in bugzilla.
Comment 5 James Antill 2010-02-14 18:01:29 EST
Jiri are you running yumdownloader as root, or as a random user?
Comment 6 Jiri Moskovcak 2010-02-15 05:15:08 EST
it's run as root.

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