Bug 428477 - R Requires evince, cups, firefox?
R Requires evince, cups, firefox?
Product: Fedora EPEL
Classification: Fedora
Component: R (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tom "spot" Callaway
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-11 16:52 EST by Joshua Baker-LePain
Modified: 2008-02-19 14:55 EST (History)
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Description Joshua Baker-LePain 2008-01-11 16:52:35 EST
Description of problem:
I want to install R on several hundred compute nodes in a cluster.  Imagine my
surprise when 'yum install R' wanted to pull in such un-clustery things as
firefox, esound, and half of gnome.  Looking at R.spec, it Requires evince,
cups, and firefox (and thus the dependency cascade begins).  Could this be
removed?  It seems to me that R is primarily a computational package, and
shouldn't be forcing the install of desktop components.

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  yum install R
Actual results:
Stare in disbelief at the sheer number, size, and identities of packages R wants
to pull in.

Expected results:
R (and not much else) gets installed.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tom "spot" Callaway 2008-01-11 17:12:24 EST
Whoops. I've fixed that in Fedora, I'll move the fixes back to EL-5 now. 

The evince and firefox deps have been replaced with xdg-open (which will open an
appropriate application if present), but won't pull in those dependencies.

Unfortunately, the cups dependency is valid, but it shouldn't bring on too much
Comment 2 Joshua Baker-LePain 2008-01-11 17:24:47 EST
Ooh, shiny!  Much thanks, and I look forward to the new packages.
Comment 3 Tom "spot" Callaway 2008-02-19 14:55:56 EST
2.6.1-1 has these fixes, and is in EPEL (EL-5).

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