Can I remove glibc-debuginfo packages safely without any impact on system?

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Issue

  • GHOST glibc Library Vulnerability - Removing debuginfo packages

  • Would like to know if we can remove the following debug info packages without any impact to IDM services.

-bash-4.1$ rpm -qa | grep glibc
glibc-common-2.12-1.149.el6_6.5.x86_64
glibc-debuginfo-common-2.12-1.132.el6.x86_64
glibc-devel-2.12-1.149.el6_6.5.x86_64
glibc-debuginfo-2.12-1.132.el6.x86_64
glibc-headers-2.12-1.149.el6_6.5.x86_64
glibc-2.12-1.149.el6_6.5.x86_64
glibc-2.12-1.149.el6_6.5.i686
  • We want to remove the following 2 packages.
glibc-debuginfo-common-2.12-1.132.el6.x86_64
glibc-debuginfo-2.12-1.132.el6.x86_64

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) All Versions

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