Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 175178
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:18 EST
Description of problem:
RPM creates an automatic perl-dependency for aspell. This dependency is caused
only by /usr/bin/aspell-import which is not needed for core functionality.
Because perl is a huge package it would be nice when this requirement would be
remove from the 'aspell' package.
Ways would be:
* move non-core tools (e.g. aspell-import, precat, pre*zip, ...) into a -tools
* move libs into a -lib subpackage so that e.g. 'php' would require aspell-libs
instead of a bloaty 'aspell'
* do not package 'import-aspell'
* move 'import-aspell' into %doc section and remove x-permissions
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
perl is quite common package and it is needed by many other packages so I think
it is better to leave aspell with perl dependency.
> perl is quite common package
not here. On most of my machines, perl is installed only because of bad
packaging. Why do you want to introduce this huge dependency for people who do
not need perl when there exist simple ways to avoid it?
can we fix this before the FC5Test2 freeze at 2005 Jan 09, please?
*** Bug 189664 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 197439 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 202359 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
REOPENED status has been deprecated. ASSIGNED with keyword of Reopened is preferred.
Fixed if aspell-0.60.5-3.fc7.