Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 407621
unreasonable logrotate dependencies
Last modified: 2007-12-03 02:37:40 EST
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 126.96.36.199-49.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.