Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 417071
missing Requires: gnome-python2-evolution
Last modified: 2009-12-18 01:01:34 EST
Description of problem:
A large part of conduits functionality, the evolution-data-server
syncronisation, requires evolution-python to work. As there is currently no way
to recommend, but not require, dependencies, I suggest you add evolution-python
as a dependency, without it, conduit in Fedora seems strangely feature-less and
there's no simple way for the user to figure out why advertised conduit features
aren't available in Fedora.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
You must be an evolution user. Many people are not.
Requiring evolution-python may introduce unwanted dependencies. I'll check and
see how much other cruft gets pulled in.
I recently closed a similar bug regarding Tomboy. It can be argued that Tomboy
synchronization is a large part of the functionality as well (more so for me
than Evolution synchronizing). Requiring Tomboy pulled in the entire mono
Unfortunately, what you perceive is indispensable functionality depends on your
use case. And maybe your use case is the 90% percentile case at which point we
should require it regardless. I haven't seen evidence of that though.
As another data point, python-gdata was recently introduced so that you could
synchronize with your Google calendar, email, and many other google services.
Python-gdata has no additional dependencies other than python itself. This will
soon be added as a requires because it's a small package with no additional
Reopened for comments.
*** Bug 492938 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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