Bug 430914 - Should not pull in postgresql-server through dependencies
Should not pull in postgresql-server through dependencies
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glom (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Denis Leroy
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-30 10:57 EST by Bill Crawford
Modified: 2008-02-24 19:25 EST (History)
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Description Bill Crawford 2008-01-30 10:57:06 EST
Description of problem:
Unnecessary (or slightly over-zealous) dependencies for glom.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
glom.i386 0:1.6.5-1.fc8

How reproducible:
Install glom via yum

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install glom
2. watch dependency resolution
3. see "postgresql-server" listed in the output.

Actual results:
Installs libgda-postgres, postgresql AND postgresql-server.

Expected results:
Only the client side should be pulled in ... for two reasons; one might have a
remote database already as in many developer configurations, or one might (as I
have) already installed mysql-server and not want another db server installed.

Additional info:
I understand that it seems logical to require at least a client-side database
driver, though I don't want to use postgresql and I already have mysql-server
installed. HOWEVER I don't see why it's necessary to pull in the server through
deps in this package (last time I checked, even mysql adminstrator didn't
require installing the server locally through dependencies). I'd prefer not to
have to install even the client side (again, I have mysql client and server
Comment 1 Bill Crawford 2008-02-24 18:44:27 EST
OK, it looks like glom really does insist on only using postgresql-server. I 
had had the impression gda was meant to be db-agnostic.

Could the Summary: line be changed to mention PG? I only saw that (was doing 
a "yum search" for "database" and "designer", this came up - just 
saying "database designer and user interface" so no obvious indication why it 
suddenly wanted to pull in PG).

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