Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 167796
Bogus package dependencies
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:13 EST
Description of problem:
The octave rpm unnecessarily
"Requires: info texinfo"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
AFAICT, there is no need to let octave depend on info nor texinfo
Fix: Remove these two requires from the spec.
Octave does indeed require texinfo. Most of the internal help text is texinfo
formatted. See bug #101299 for an example of what happens when octave is
installed without texinfo. If texinfo implies a dependency on info, I am willing
to remove info from the dependency list, but the texinfo dependency needs to stay.