Bug 729002 - Debug files missing in debuginfo package for 14 binaries
Debug files missing in debuginfo package for 14 binaries
Status: ON_QA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: db4 (Show other bugs)
6.3
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Assigned To: Matej Mužila
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Blocks: 727919 1359256
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Reported: 2011-08-08 11:19 EDT by Karel Klíč
Modified: 2016-09-16 08:17 EDT (History)
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Specfile edit forcing not to strip debuginfos during 'make install' (516 bytes, patch)
2013-05-16 05:49 EDT, Jan Staněk
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Description Karel Klíč 2011-08-08 11:19:02 EDT
A problem related to debuginfo was found in the db4-4.7.25-16.el6 package. This issue might affect crash analysis done by Automatic Bug Reporting Tool and its retrace server, and also prevent proper debugging of crashes via GDB.

Debuginfo files for some binaries are not present in the debuginfo package. This might be caused by:
 - binary being compiled without debugging information
 - debugging information being removed from the binary by a build script
 - rpmbuild failing to extract debugging information from a binary in a buildroot because of permissions (eg. suid binaries, binaries without executable flag set)

List of binaries without corresponding debuginfo file:
- affected binary: /usr/bin/db_load
  affected package: db4-utils-4.7.25-16.el6.i686
  binary doesn't contain debug sections (it was probably stripped)
  affected binary file mode: 100755
- affected binary: /usr/bin/db_printlog
  affected package: db4-utils-4.7.25-16.el6.i686
  binary doesn't contain debug sections (it was probably stripped)
  affected binary file mode: 100755
- affected binary: /usr/bin/db_dump185
  affected package: db4-utils-4.7.25-16.el6.i686
  binary doesn't contain debug sections (it was probably stripped)
  affected binary file mode: 100755
- affected binary: /usr/bin/db_archive
  affected package: db4-utils-4.7.25-16.el6.i686
  binary doesn't contain debug sections (it was probably stripped)
  affected binary file mode: 100755
- affected binary: /usr/bin/db_recover
  affected package: db4-utils-4.7.25-16.el6.i686
  binary doesn't contain debug sections (it was probably stripped)
  affected binary file mode: 100755
- affected binary: /usr/bin/db_hotbackup
  affected package: db4-utils-4.7.25-16.el6.i686
  binary doesn't contain debug sections (it was probably stripped)
  affected binary file mode: 100755
- affected binary: /usr/bin/berkeley_db_svc
  affected package: db4-utils-4.7.25-16.el6.i686
  binary doesn't contain debug sections (it was probably stripped)
  affected binary file mode: 100755
- affected binary: /usr/bin/db_upgrade
  affected package: db4-utils-4.7.25-16.el6.i686
  binary doesn't contain debug sections (it was probably stripped)
  affected binary file mode: 100755
- affected binary: /usr/bin/db_codegen
  affected package: db4-utils-4.7.25-16.el6.i686
  binary doesn't contain debug sections (it was probably stripped)
  affected binary file mode: 100755
- affected binary: /usr/bin/db_stat
  affected package: db4-utils-4.7.25-16.el6.i686
  binary doesn't contain debug sections (it was probably stripped)
  affected binary file mode: 100755
- affected binary: /usr/bin/db_verify
  affected package: db4-utils-4.7.25-16.el6.i686
  binary doesn't contain debug sections (it was probably stripped)
  affected binary file mode: 100755
- affected binary: /usr/bin/db_checkpoint
  affected package: db4-utils-4.7.25-16.el6.i686
  binary doesn't contain debug sections (it was probably stripped)
  affected binary file mode: 100755
- affected binary: /usr/bin/db_deadlock
  affected package: db4-utils-4.7.25-16.el6.i686
  binary doesn't contain debug sections (it was probably stripped)
  affected binary file mode: 100755
- affected binary: /usr/bin/db_dump
  affected package: db4-utils-4.7.25-16.el6.i686
  binary doesn't contain debug sections (it was probably stripped)
  affected binary file mode: 100755

This issue can be investigated by using eu-readelf tool from the elfutils package. Use `eu-readelf --notes /path/to/binary` to get build ID of a binary. Then check that the debuginfo package does not contain /usr/lib/debug/.build-id/<aa>/<bbbbbbbb>, where <aa> are the first two chars of the build ID, and <bbbbbbbb> is the rest of it. It should be a symlink pointing back to the binary.

(This bug was detected and filed by a script.)
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2011-08-08 11:42:21 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated
in the current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to
address this request at this time. Red Hat invites you to
ask your support representative to propose this request, if
appropriate and relevant, in the next release of Red Hat
Enterprise Linux. If you would like it considered as an
exception in the current release, please ask your support
representative.
Comment 4 Jan Staněk 2013-05-16 05:49:34 EDT
Created attachment 748715 [details]
Specfile edit forcing not to strip debuginfos during 'make install'
Comment 5 Jan Staněk 2013-05-16 05:52:02 EDT
Oracle Makefile was stripping debuginfo from binaries during `make install`. Fixed by disabling the strip (by passing /bin/true as the strip command).
Comment 6 RHEL Product and Program Management 2013-10-13 21:01:45 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated
in the current release, Red Hat is unable to address this
request at this time.

Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to
propose this request, if appropriate, in the next release of
Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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