Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 205628
apr-utils needs postgresql
Last modified: 2008-12-18 07:51:37 EST
Description of problem:
apr-util needs postgresql libs
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install apr-util
Processing Dependency: libpq.so.4 for package: apr-util
NOT Processing Dependency: libpq.so.4 for package: apr-util
It does not make sense why apr would need postgresql
Actually, it does make sense. APU includes a PostgreSQL DBD driver, which needs
libraries to work.
This should be closed as not a bug.
This does need fixing. I have a patch to do DBD-drivers-as-DSOs almost ready to
submit upstream. That will allow splitting out the drivers into subpackages,
and so relaxing the deps chain a bit.
(this isn't likely to happen in the RHEL5 timescale unfortunately)
(In reply to comment #1)
> Actually, it does make sense. APU includes a PostgreSQL DBD driver, which needs
> libraries to work.
yes, as far as it goes.
I think the bug is that to install apache (httpd) you should not need postgress
Is the specific concern here the fact that the libs get pulled in at run-time,
or simply the fact that the deps get pulled in at all.
The former is possible to fix - the latter is not really possible to fix in a
RHEL5 update, since it will be a compatibility break (albeit a minor one). It
is fixed for FC7/future RHEL now.
Can we close this?
So, because we can't fix this in a RHEL5 update, since it would potentially break existing installations, marking as CLOSED->NEXTRELEASE since the fix in Fedora will be picked up in RHEL6. Thanks for the report, in any case!