Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 181285
fedora-rmdevelrpms does not remove gnome-doc-utils
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:24 EST
Description of problem:
gnome-doc-utils is used for creating documentation during the building of
packages. While it is included with Gnome desktop environments, it is not
included in the list of devel packages and build tools that should be removed.
Mock doesn't include this in the development environment, leading to broken
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Note that the intention of fedora-rmdevelrpms is _not_ to reduce one's box into
a mock buildroot, but to keep it as an usable general use system while getting
rid of a bunch of devel packages. It's not a replacement for mock.
I know nothing about gnome-doc-utils, so I cannot really judge whether it should
be in the list of packages to remove by default. yelp depends on it though so I
tend to think not. If you want to get rid of it locally, you can add it to
devpkgs in /etc/fedora/rmdevelrpms.conf
Feel free to reopen if you disagree; as said, I know nothing about gnome-doc-utils.
gnome-doc-utils contains utilities for building documentation, and
stylesheets apparently needed for yelp, so it has dual purposes. It is in the
Development/Tools category, so if you're willing to remove m4 please be
willing to remove it. It is certainly easy to add it to non-devel rpms and
have notification that you have to look for gnome-doc-utils package
requirements. I do this for gettext for example.
That said, it is your package and your decision. I've been warned about this
now, so I'm content either way.