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19th April 2010, 06:11 AM
When I try to install this 261Mb. rpm on my F13 usb key, it requires a whopping 1.3 Gbs, according to yum. This is an error on yum's part? It seems incredible, frankly. I want to help with debugging, but I can't do that.It has no manual and no help file, leaving me wondering why I should have it. What does it do?
19th April 2010, 06:18 AM
When I try to install this 261Mb. rpm on my F13 usb key, it requires a whopping 1.3 Gbs, according to yum.Sounds about right.This is an error on yum's part?Probably no error.I want to help with debugging, but I can't do that.It has no manual and no help file, leaving me wondering why I should have it.I would wonder too. Why do you want it installed? Certainly, you do not need it, but ABRT may insist, and so may the Fedora Bug-Zappers.What does it do?Contains all the debugging symbols for the kernel. For troubleshooting. And debugging stuff. :D "How useful is Kernel-debuginfo?" Not very, unless you need it for troubleshooting/debugging.
19th April 2010, 07:01 AM
It's only dependency is kernel-debuginfo-common, so they can each go. I don't know why they're here. Thanks for your quick reply. Kurt
Edit: I now have 1.3 gigs more than I did. One of the things that puzzled me, something I never noticed on a hard drive install, but sure did with the usb key, was why the filesystem grew so much. Here's part of the answer, as it turns out. Emptying root's trash was good for another 800Mbs.
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