Bug 202359 - Remove perl-dependency
Remove perl-dependency
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 175178
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: aspell (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ivana Varekova
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-08-13 13:12 EDT by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-14 02:40:37 EDT
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Description Enrico Scholz 2006-08-13 13:12:33 EDT
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.

aspell's 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 will 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

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
0. rpm -Uvh --root `pwd`/test fedora-release-5.91.1-1.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-0.60.3-7.1.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 2006-08-14 02:40:37 EDT

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

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