Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135709
need 32 bit redhat-artwork installed by default for HelixPlayer and openoffice
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:51 EST
Description of problem:
We need the 32 bit version of redhat-artwork installed, since several
apps like HelixPlayer and openoffice use bluecurve but don't directly
depend on the 32 bit redhat-artwork.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install HelixPlayer
2. Run it
3. See incorrect theming
Can't we put the Requires: back in the packaging? :)
That sounds weird to me; you could use another theme, and in that case
don't need redhat-artwork.
On the other hand, so many other packages depend on redhat-artwork
(rpm -q --whatrequires redhat-artwork), that adding another hardcoded
dependency probably isn't a big deal.
However - this does mean that any 32-bit third party apps would have
to know to pull down redhat-artwork(32) if HelixPlayer/openoffice
To my knowledge, gtk2 has never Requires: redhat-artwork, if that
is what is being suggested, it would create yet one more bootstrap
loop in the distribution.
I think notting's suggestion was that 32-bit apps like HelixPlayer and
OpenOffice should require redhat-artwork(32) individually. It seems a
bit ugly to me, but I'm willing to do it for HelixPlayer if changing
comps isn't desirable at this point. Dan, do you have an opinion?
Well, it's mainly that we already pull in redhat-artwork easily for
64-bit. Getting it to say 'if you include a 32-bit gtk app, include
32-bit redhat-artwork' isn't an easy change. But the package
requirements isn't right either.
Do we install any other 32 bit libraries by default on x86_64? If so
then adding redhat-artwork seems to be a fairly natural thing to me.
If not, then let's just go with the individual package deps.
It's included in 'Compatibility Arch Support' already. But that's
something the users can turn off, while still getting OOo, Helix, etc.
I see. And CAS isn't checked by default, apparently? I did a pretty
much stock runthrough of anaconda on my em64t test box, and didn't get it.
Let's go with the package dependencies. I'm reassigning this one to
openoffice for Dan, and I'll do an upload of Helix now.
Ok, according to Nalin, Jeremy says there's no way for a package to require a
32-bit version of a package. Thus, I think this is a comps issue. Reassigning
And it turns out that comps can't do it. But after talking with
notting on irc, we decided that HelixPlayer could Requires:
libbluecurve.so, which is the 32 bit version. This is done in
It's a hack, but oh well.
Will also Require: libbluecurve.so in OOo