Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 729039
Failed to find the .debug_info section in debuginfo files
Last modified: 2017-03-21 06:19:42 EDT
A problem related to debuginfo was found in the gmp-4.3.1-7.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.
When a binary is compiled without gcc's -g option, no debugging information is generated and rpmbuild creates almost-empty debuginfo file, which cannot be used for debugging. Please fix the package build process to use $RPM_OPT_FLAGS, which include the -g option among others.
- path: /usr/lib/debug/usr/lib/sse2/libgmpxx.so.4.1.0.debug
- path: /usr/lib/debug/usr/lib/sse2/libgmp.so.3.5.0.debug
- path: /usr/lib/debug/usr/lib/sse2/libmp.so.3.1.14.debug
This issue can be investigated and tested by using eu-readelf tool from the elfutils package. Use `eu-readelf --section-headers /usr/lib/debug/usr/bin/<debuginfofile>.debug` to see if debuginfo file contains .debug_info section. It is supposed to be there.
(This bug was detected and filed by a script.)
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
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.