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
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
Transaction Summary
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 #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.