Attempting to remove logrotate attempts to take half of my system with it.
There should be very few, if any, programs that actually require this to be
installed. Certainly not >400. A user may have an alternate method of managing
# yum remove logrotate
Install 0 Package(s)
Update 0 Package(s)
Remove 427 Package(s)
Is this ok [y/N]: Exiting on user Command
# uname -a
Linux <removed>.lan 22.214.171.124-49.fc8 #1 SMP Thu Nov 8 21:41:26 EST 2007 i686 i686
Any program that has a logrotate config file should require logrotate because
logrotate is a standard way how to prevent logs from filling all the disk.
If an user has the alternate method, he should just switch logrotate off (and
waste 76 kB of a disk space). If you think that any package has unneeded
dependency on logrotate fill a bug on that package.
Logrotate itself requires SELinux libraries, popt and coreutils.