Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242673
Removing firefox, removes dependency yelp; yelp is needed other places.
Last modified: 2018-04-11 06:52:20 EDT
Description of problem:
Removing firefox, before installing firefox-32. Then dependency yelp was
removed: I think yelp is needed for other programs.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 7, with all updates.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to get help; eg. F1
Additional info: yum install yelp
This is not a bug -- firefox serves two purposes in Fedora, it works as a
browser, and then it provides a lot of functionality to other programs (i.e., it
functions as a library of a kind). Yum then just does the right thing by
removing all packages which require firefox.
Other issue is that all Gnome using help should depend on yelp -- unfortunately
that mean, that I will have to file a hundred or so bugs against each package
which should depend on yelp, but it doesn't. Oh well. (and yes, the side issue
will be that when you remove firefox whole Gnome will go ;-)).
However, concerning this bug for firefox, it is NOTABUG.
Also worth noting that firefox-32 requires both firefox.x86-64 and firefox.i386
installed. It is only a wrapper script to enable you to launch the 32bit
version of firefox rather than the 64bit. It is not meant to replace the 64bit
(In other words, firefox-32 has nothing to do with the source of this problem.)