Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 194284
latest evolution dependency issue
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:34 EST
Description of problem:
Well, it quite simple, latest evolution update requires, for
unknown reasons, "NetworkManager-glib".
This one pulls in a lot of other packages, which are not always
quite useful, like "wpa_supplicant" or "dhcdb".
I checked the evolution homepage and the rpm changelog, and I found
no reference to "NetworkManager-glib", so I was wondering if this is
really a necessary dependency or slipped in by mistake.
The issue is that things like "wpa_supplicant" will be disabled
(on my system, and, I guess, on many others), so the dependency
from "NetworkManager", which comes from "NetworkManager-glib",
is useless, unless the service is enabled.
This lead to think that the dependency chain should be reconsidered,
also in order to avoid junk packages around the system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Evolution uses NetworkManager to detect when to switch to offline mode.