[Fedora-packaging] build ID -debuginfo rpm convention

seth vidal skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Tue Jul 3 22:13:47 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-07-03 at 15:03 -0700, Roland McGrath wrote:
> Hi folks.  Please see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/FeatureBuildId
> for background (and read through all that before asking any technical
> questions on the details aside from the rpm packaging convention).
> The upshot is that with F8 tools each binary linked will contain something
> akin to a UUID, and core dumps will include the IDs of the executable and
> DSOs in the crashed process.  Married with some conventions about storing
> and looking up ID bits, this enables nice automagic debuggability things
> including e.g. yum install foo-debuginfo for all the foos in your core file.

if you know the binaries in the core - why do you need this uuid to find
the debuginfos? debuginfo-install in yum-utils can track back from the
binary to the debuginfo pkg and install it, and all the dependencies of
the originating pkg.

What more do we get from what you're describing?


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