Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 215110
gnome-games should be build without its own private gnuchess
Last modified: 2009-09-21 16:48:34 EDT
Description of problem:
gnome-games conflicts with gnuchess, similar to bug #214589
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install gnuchess-5.07-10.fc6
2. Try to install gnome-games-2.17.2-2.fc7
Probably needs a Obsoletes/Provides pair similar to the fix for #214589
I've added a Provides/Obsoletes in 2.17.2-3.fc7
I'd be happier with a Conflicts instead of Obsoletes, so people who prefer
(non-gnome users ;-) could still install gnuchess
And wouldn't it have made more sense to actually have gnome-games depend on the
existing gnuchess rather than just sucking it into gnome-games? Otherwise,
anything that wants to use the gnuchess engine now has to depend on gnome-games
which seems kind of wrong.
We can revisit that once the core/extras wall is falling. I don't think I can
add a requires against an extras package right now.
And moving things from extras to core would be silly at this point, since
everything is bound to move the other direction soon.
Changed to Conflicts: for now.
Hi! I'd be very interested in suggestions for good ways to solve this.
Currently there is the --disable-gnuchess parameter which you can pass to
configure if you don't want to compile gnuchess as part of gnome-games.
I guess we can just drop gnuchess from gnome-games and direct people to pull it
This isn't conflicting now that I can see, correct?
Looks like it.
gnuchess has /usr/bin/gnuchess
gnome-games has /usr/bin/glchess and /usr/bin/gnome-gnuchess
So I guess the conflict got removed by prefixing gnome-.
Still, it would be much better to simply require gnuchess, now that we can,
instead of shipping the same program under 2 different names
[hans@shalem devel]$ rpm -q gnome-games gnuchess
And I didn't use --force or anything, closing.
Hmm, maybe that was to quick, re-opening and changing summary to match what this
bug is now about, sorry.
Should be easy, add --disable-gnuchess to %configure and a "Requires: gnuchess"
The next rawhide push will include gnome-games-2.19.4-3.fc8, which fixes this.