Bug 120929 - unnecessary and annoying dependence on mozilla
Summary: unnecessary and annoying dependence on mozilla
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org   
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Version: 1
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Dan Williams
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-04-15 12:05 UTC by Anand Buddhdev
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-03 09:27:15 UTC
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Description Anand Buddhdev 2004-04-15 12:05:49 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6)
Gecko/20040404 Firefox/0.8

Description of problem:
This latest update of openoffice requires mozilla. Not all of us use
mozilla. I personally use firefox. I removed mozilla from my system,
because I didn't want programs randomly starting up mozilla (many
programs are configured to simply run "mozilla" when a browser is
required). On my system I have a shell script called "mozilla" that
starts firefox (optionally opening my page in a tab if firefox is
already running). I don't want to install mozilla, and this update of
openoffice is forcing me to get it. I could manually download the
updates and install using "rpm --nodeps", but I will face this problem
the next time I try to update or upgrade. Since firefox is now a part
of the fedora distribution, is it not better to have a dependency on
mozilla OR firefox, so that people like me are not forced to have a
copy of mozilla on our system?

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to update or install openoffice.org using yum or any other tool

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Comment 1 Dan Williams 2004-04-15 15:13:46 UTC
OOo has always required Mozilla to build at least, and technically
requires Mozilla to use the address book integration...  This is not
the case with FC2 however where this has been stripped out due to
other concerns.  I suppose the requirement could be removed...

Comment 2 Anand Buddhdev 2004-04-15 16:33:32 UTC
Ok, that's good news. So are you going to remove the dependency now
and release a new update of OOo, or will I have to wait until the next
proper version/bugfix update?

Comment 3 Caolan McNamara 2004-11-03 09:27:15 UTC
openoffice.org-1.1.0-15 in FC1 updates and the later FC2/FC3
openoffice.org-1.1.2-10 no longer have a Requires on mozilla

Comment 4 Caolan McNamara 2004-11-03 09:27:34 UTC
openoffice.org-1.1.0-16 in FC1 updates and the later FC2/FC3
openoffice.org-1.1.2-10 no longer have a Requires on mozilla

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