Bug 197439 - Remove perl-dependency
Summary: Remove perl-dependency
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 175178
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: aspell   
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Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Ivana Varekova
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-07-01 15:10 UTC by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-04 12:19:08 UTC
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Description Enrico Scholz 2006-07-01 15:10:28 UTC
Description of problem:

RPM creates an automatic perl-dependency for aspell.  On most of my machines, 
perl is installed only because of bad packaging but not, because it is needed.

This dependency on perl is caused only by /usr/bin/aspell-import which is not 
needed for core functionality.

Because perl is a huge and usually unneeded package it would be nice when this 
requirement would be removed 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):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
0. rpm -Uvh --root `pwd`/test fedora-release-5.90-1.noarch.rpm --nodeps
   # not really needed but helps with yum
2. yum --installroot `pwd`/test php
3. rpm -e --root `pwd`/test perl

Actual results:

'perl' is installed and required only by 'aspell'

| $ rpm -e --root `pwd`/test perl
| error: Failed dependencies:
|         /usr/bin/perl is needed by (installed) aspell-0.60.3-7.i386
| $

--> 'aspell' is the only package requiring 'perl'

Expected results:

'perl' would not have been installed during 2) because 'perl' is not required to
make 'aspell' work.

Comment 1 Ivana Varekova 2006-07-04 12:19:08 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 175178 ***

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