Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 238890
gutenprint-foomatic doesn't get installed on updates
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:03 EST
Description of problem:
I yum updated two systems to rawhide weeks ago (I know, this is not supported,
but I doubt its different when updating with anaconda). I noticed that
gutenprint-foomatic was not installed on both of them. gutenprint itself was, as
it obsoletes gimp-print. But gutenprint is not much worth without
gutenprint-foomatic, as you can't configure gutenprint drivers without
gutenprint-foomatic afaics . Maybe a better placed obsoletes (maybe just move
the current one itto the gutenprint-foomatic package, as that will track in the
main gutenprint package automatically afterwards) or an additional one (not
sure) might get gutenprint-foomatic tracked in automatically, too.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Would be nice to see this fixed before releasing F7, as the current behavior
otherwise might confuse users a lot.
Yes, it should be moved to gutenprint-foomatic. Good catch!
Build blocked by GCC bug #239003.
(In reply to comment #1)
> Good catch!
Well, after filing this bug I wasn't sure anymore if gutenprint-foomatic
actually is needed to use gutenprint, but according to your reaction it seems so.
While investigating I noticed two other things in in comp.xml (see
- gutenprint is listed in the group "graphics" ("This group includes packages to
help you manipulate and scan images."). Sounds wrong to me -- "Printing" might
be the better place afaics.
- I can't see gutenprint-foomatic in comps.xml at all. Shouldn't that be added
to the printing group, too? Likely marked as 'type="default"', so it gets
installed when people choose the printing group?
Well, gutenprint-foomatic isn't *needed* for printing: you can install
gutenprint-cups instead and use the native CUPS drivers. But we used to ship
the equivalent of guteprint-foomatic in with the foomatic package back when
gimp-print was used.
I've filed bug #239033 to track those comps issues.