Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 729043
Debug file missing in debuginfo package for a binary
Last modified: 2013-03-03 18:03:06 EST
A problem related to debuginfo was found in the firefox-3.6.18-1.el6_1 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.
A debuginfo file for a binary is 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)
affected binary: /usr/lib/firefox-3.6/firefox
affected package: firefox-3.6.18-1.el6_1.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.)
Since RHEL 6.2 External Beta has begun, and this bug remains
unresolved, it has been rejected as it is not proposed as
exception or blocker.
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.
It's already fixed on FF10.