Bug 1463749 - powerpc-utils pulls Perl into the base-runtime on ppc64[le] systems
Summary: powerpc-utils pulls Perl into the base-runtime on ppc64[le] systems
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: powerpc-utils
Version: 26
Hardware: ppc64
OS: Linux
unspecified
high
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Vasant Hegde
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: PPCTracker
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Reported: 2017-06-21 16:07 UTC by Stephen Gallagher
Modified: 2017-11-15 17:39 UTC (History)
13 users (show)

Fixed In Version: powerpc-utils-1.3.4-2.fc27
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Last Closed: 2017-11-15 17:39:47 UTC


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Description Stephen Gallagher 2017-06-21 16:07:06 UTC
Description of problem:
The Fedora base-runtime includes ppc64-utils because it is apparently needed to boot a ppc64 or ppc64le system to Fedora. (I say apparently, because we are mostly trusting that the Fedora lorax template[1] is correct, which lists it)

However, ppc64-utils requires powerpc-utils which includes a dependency on Perl to support /sbin/rtas_dump and /sbin/hvcsadmin. We do not want to pull Perl into the base-runtime (because we would have to maintain it with the base-runtime's lifecycle).

It's possible that these utilities are not in fact needed for installation or booting, in which case we'll just drop them from the base-runtime. However, if they are needed (such as during initramfs creation or something), we need to figure out if we can split out those two executables into a subpackage to avoid pulling in Perl.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
powerpc-utils-1.3.3-1.fc26


Additional info:

[1] https://github.com/rhinstaller/lorax/blob/master/share/templates.d/99-generic/runtime-install.tmpl

Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2017-10-10 15:38:29 UTC
powerpc-utils-1.3.4-1.fc27 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 27. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-3affdadfbc

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2017-10-11 06:29:40 UTC
powerpc-utils-1.3.4-1.fc27 has been pushed to the Fedora 27 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-3affdadfbc

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2017-10-11 15:28:25 UTC
powerpc-utils-1.3.4-2.fc27 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 27. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-3affdadfbc

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2017-10-13 06:22:45 UTC
powerpc-utils-1.3.4-2.fc27 has been pushed to the Fedora 27 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-3affdadfbc

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2017-11-15 17:39:47 UTC
powerpc-utils-1.3.4-2.fc27 has been pushed to the Fedora 27 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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