Bug 407621

Summary: unreasonable logrotate dependencies
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Chris Arrowood <chris.arrowood>
Component: logrotateAssignee: Tomas Smetana <tsmetana>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Chris Arrowood 2007-12-02 02:46:33 UTC
Description:
Attempting to remove logrotate attempts to take half of my system with it. 
There should be very few, if any, programs that actually require this to be
installed.  Certainly not >400.  A user may have an alternate method of managing
log files.

# yum remove logrotate
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Transaction Summary
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Install      0 Package(s)
Update       0 Package(s)
Remove     427 Package(s)

Is this ok [y/N]: Exiting on user Command

# uname -a
Linux <removed>.lan 2.6.23.1-49.fc8 #1 SMP Thu Nov 8 21:41:26 EST 2007 i686 i686
i386 GNU/Linux

Comment 1 Tomas Smetana 2007-12-03 07:37:40 UTC
Any program that has a logrotate config file should require logrotate because
logrotate is a standard way how to prevent logs from filling all the disk.

If an user has the alternate method, he should just switch logrotate off (and
waste 76 kB of a disk space).  If you think that any package has unneeded
dependency on logrotate fill a bug on that package.

Logrotate itself requires SELinux libraries, popt and coreutils.