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Bug 1692270 - dnf debuginfo-install installs debug packages when the base package is not installed
Summary: dnf debuginfo-install installs debug packages when the base package is not in...
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Classification: Red Hat
Component: dnf-plugins-core
Version: 8.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
low
low
Target Milestone: rc
: 8.1
Assignee: Lukáš Hrázký
QA Contact: BaseOS QE Security Team
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2019-03-25 08:37 UTC by Eva Mrakova
Modified: 2019-03-30 14:59 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2019-03-30 14:59:42 UTC
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Description Eva Mrakova 2019-03-25 08:37:03 UTC
Description of problem:
yum-utils' incompatibility:

'dnf debuginfo-install' installs debug packages even when the base package is not installed

yum-utils' debuginfo-install does not install (available) debug packages when
the base package is not installed. Instead, it reports 
"Could not find a package for: <base-package>"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
dnf-plugins-core-4.0.2.2-3.el8.noarch


How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
for a package that is not installed and have debug packages (here gnome-shell) run
# dnf debuginfo-install gnome-shell

Actual results:
# rpm -q gnome-shell
package gnome-shell is not installed
# dnf debuginfo-install gnome-shell
<snip>
Installing:
 gnome-shell-debuginfo   x86_64 3.28.3-10.el8    rhel-AppStream-debuginfo 930 k
Installing weak dependencies:
 gnome-shell-debugsource x86_64 3.28.3-10.el8    rhel-AppStream-debuginfo 1.6 M
<snip>


Expected results:
debug packages are not installed and a descriptive error message is provided

Comment 2 Jaroslav Mracek 2019-03-30 14:59:42 UTC
I believe that this is correct. From the packaging side, debug-info packages do not require the core package. It means that debug-info package do not need the core package for debugging.F
Additionally there is a user case. When I want to investigate a core-dump generated on different system I do not need to have installed the core package. From my point of view not a bug.


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