Bug 609317

Summary: RFE: package libeutil.so separately to avoid unnecessary dependency on Evolution
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Andre Costa <andre.ocosta>
Component: evolutionAssignee: Matthew Barnes <mbarnes>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 13CC: lucilanga, mbarnes, mcrha, morganm.qc
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Description Andre Costa 2010-06-29 23:37:31 UTC
Description of problem:
tracker-search-tool (a 300K tool) currently depends on Evolution (a 37M MUA) exclusively because of libeutil.so.0 (a 330K lib).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. su -c "yum install tracker-search-tool"
2. su -c "yum remove evolution"
Actual results:
Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
Setting up Remove Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package evolution.x86_64 0:2.30.1-8.fc13 set to be erased
--> Processing Dependency: libeutil.so.0()(64bit) for package: tracker-search-tool-0.8.4-1.fc13.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package tracker-search-tool.x86_64 0:0.8.4-1.fc13 set to be erased
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package                  Arch        Version               Repository     Size
 evolution                x86_64      2.30.1-8.fc13         @updates       37 M
Removing for dependencies:
 tracker-search-tool      x86_64      0.8.4-1.fc13          @fedora       300 k

Expected results:
evolution should be removed without side-effects

Additional info:

Comment 1 Matthew Barnes 2010-06-29 23:49:08 UTC
What exactly do you need from libeutil?  Perhaps it can be moved to libedataserver[ui].

Comment 2 Andre Costa 2010-06-30 00:16:41 UTC
Hi Matthew, thks for the quick response.

Unfortunatelly I can't help you with that, I'm not the maintainer of tracker-search-tool, I'm just a user who just realized this dependency... if there's anything I can do to help, please let me know.

Comment 3 Mark Morgan 2010-06-30 23:16:06 UTC
Even worse, some update pushed to Fedora 13 lately seems to have broken dependencies for this altogether.  Here's what I get when I try to update:

16:06 [~] kyo> sudo yum install tracker-search-tool.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package tracker-search-tool.x86_64 0:0.8.4-1.fc13 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: libedataserver-1.2.so.11()(64bit) for package: tracker-search-tool-0.8.4-1.fc13.x86_64
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: tracker-search-tool-0.8.4-1.fc13.x86_64 (fedora)
           Requires: libedataserver-1.2.so.11()(64bit)
           Available: evolution-data-server-2.30.1-2.fc13.x86_64 (fedora)
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

And note the discrepancy in evolution-data-server versions:

16:09 [~] kyo> yum list | grep evolution-data-server
evolution-data-server.x86_64             2.30.2-2.fc13                @updates  
16:09 [~] kyo> rpm -aq | grep evolution-data-server

16:09 [~] kyo> rpm -ql evolution-data-server | grep libedataserver-1.2

It appears the latest Fedora13 tracker-search-tool (0.8.4-1.fc13.x86_64) lists a dependency on:

evolution-data-server-2.30.1-2.fc13.x86_64 for

while Fedora @updates has the newer
evolution-data-server-2.30.2-2.fc13.x86_64 with

This actually stopped my "yum update -y" from running, until I removed tracker-search-tool (which removed a bunch of other packages I then had to re-install).  There are a few packages that seem to have a hard dependency on tracker-search-tool that I now cannot re-install, so it would be great if tracker-search-tool were updated for the new evolution dependency (or even better, as an optional dependency) so that I can re-install packages that depend on it.


Comment 4 Andre Costa 2010-06-30 23:40:54 UTC
Yes, I had exactly the same problem here. Fortunately in my case I could remove tracker-search-tool only. I hope this gets fixed soon, after all what's the point of indexing thousands of files if I can't search for anything? ;-)

I'll file a bug on tracker-search-tool.

Comment 5 Andre Costa 2010-06-30 23:54:04 UTC
Just filed bug #609739 .

Comment 6 Matthew Barnes 2010-12-17 02:39:18 UTC
No intention of splitting off libeutil from Evolution, so closing this.

I'm still open to moving some functions to libedataserver[ui] if someone can make a case for it.