Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 864601
debuginfo-install should install gcc-base-debuginfo, not gcc-debuginfo
Last modified: 2015-02-17 09:30:06 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #706973 +++
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2012-09-28 03:18:49 CEST ---
The problem persists in Fedora 17 with libgcc-4.7.0-5.fc17.x86_64. 166MB of debuginfo just because of libgcc_s.so.1. This is unreasonably large; there should be only 1 MB or less.
# debuginfo-install squashfs-tools-4.2-2.fc17.x86_64
gcc-debuginfo x86_64 4.7.0-5.fc17 fedora-debuginfo 166 M
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2012-10-04 19:36:34 CEST ---
If elfutils came with a python module which provided an API to do /bin/bash => /usr/lib/debug/.build-id/b9/d67be78bc8684290a53cae0dab92bd6e5116fc.debug ... then we could certainly add that (at least as an option).
It would require "guessing" about what to pass into the API, and would require downloading the filelist (on previous suggestions it was suggested that these could be added as buildid(b9d67...) provides, fixing that problem).
But the biggest problem is doing the /bin/bash => buildid without running a random program and screen scrapping the output.
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2012-10-04 19:39:43 CEST ---
libdwfl provides fairly straightforward ways to do this. Feel free to contribute a Python module using it (or general Python bindings).
First step is therefore to create elfutils Python bindings.
FWIW there's a pure-python ELF and DWARF reader ("pyelftools") described here:
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.
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Is there a plan for this? It'd be easy to integrate pyelftools if needed - and then only pull in gcc-debuginfo if there is a hard dep on gcc.
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