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[Bug 658212] Need a way to garbage collect old -debuginfo packages

--- Comment #4 from Richard Guenther <rguenther@xxxxxxxxxx> 2011-08-26 07:18:12
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From bnc#707731 some more thoughts:

There needs to be a way to specify that the %name-debuginfo package is less
important than %name.

Dependent on system-wide setting an update should

1) remove %name-debuginfo on update. Usually you have debugged a problem
and the debuginfo is now stale, no need to update it.

2) update both packages, if %name-debuginfo is not available, remove it
without asking

Also when removing %name, %name-debuginfo should be automatically removed
as well, this isn't achieved either.

I don't think the above can be achieved using rpm dependencies in any way.
Thus the only reasonable thing is to provide a link from %name-debuginfo
to %name to relate them and have the solver and/or the package install
frontend do the above magic manually.

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