[Mageia-dev] [RFC] renaming -debug packages as -debuginfo

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Mon Dec 3 11:20:25 CET 2012

'Twas brillig, and Christiaan Welvaart at 01/12/12 17:59 did gyre and
> On Sat, 1 Dec 2012, Thierry Vignaud wrote:
>> Every other distros name their debug packages as foobar-debuginfo.
>> We name them foobar-debug instead.
>> Due to this, we've to patch various packages (gdb, ...) for that.
>> And we've to maintain those patches of course...
>> What do you think about naming them -debuginfo like other distros
>> do and drop those patches?
> Will all -debuginfo packages get a Provides+Obsoletes on the -debug
> package name? Otherwise we get a lot of orphan packages on users'
> systems plus potential file conflicts between -debug and -debuginfo
> packages.

This would be nice if easily possible, but if not, then just some
general advice of running "urpmq --not-available" would be a good enough
fallback IMO.


Colin Guthrie

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