Bug 1381242 - gdb-7.11.1-86.fc24 package update pulls in gcc and other unwanted packages
Summary: gdb-7.11.1-86.fc24 package update pulls in gcc and other unwanted packages
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 1195005
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdb
Version: 24
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jan Kratochvil
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-10-03 13:37 UTC by David H. Gutteridge
Modified: 2016-10-03 13:58 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-10-03 13:42:26 UTC
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Description David H. Gutteridge 2016-10-03 13:37:37 UTC
Description of problem:

The gdb-7.11.1-86.fc24 update pulls in gcc and other unwanted packages. I mention this in part because I've worked places that have a "no compilers on production machines" security policy. (The other part being, I don't like packages being installed I have no use for.)

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run dnf upgrade

Actual results:

Dependencies resolved.
 Package                            Arch                       Version                               Repository                   Size
 cpp                                x86_64                     6.2.1-2.fc24                          updates                     9.0 M
 gcc                                x86_64                     6.2.1-2.fc24                          updates                      20 M
 gcc-gdb-plugin                     x86_64                     6.2.1-2.fc24                          updates                      82 k
 isl                                x86_64                     0.14-5.fc24                           fedora                      482 k
 libmpc                             x86_64                     1.0.2-5.fc24                          fedora                       54 k
 gdb                                x86_64                     7.11.1-86.fc24                        updates                     3.3 M

Transaction Summary
Install  5 Packages
Upgrade  1 Package

Expected results:

gdb is upgraded without pulling in a compiler in the process.

Additional comments:

I don't know if this is an issue with changes to the gdb package's specified dependencies, or more generally related to dnf somehow.

Comment 1 Jan Kratochvil 2016-10-03 13:42:26 UTC
See Bug 1195005 Comment 4 so that DNF does not install those 'Recommends' dependencies. Without such option, for normal systems, this is the expected+wanted behavior.

Comment 2 David H. Gutteridge 2016-10-03 13:58:02 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1195005 ***

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