Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 430914
Should not pull in postgresql-server through dependencies
Last modified: 2008-02-24 19:25:37 EST
Description of problem:
Unnecessary (or slightly over-zealous) dependencies for glom.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Install glom via yum
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install glom
2. watch dependency resolution
3. see "postgresql-server" listed in the output.
Installs libgda-postgres, postgresql AND postgresql-server.
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.
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
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).