Bug 434709 - mono-extras is required by mono-core, hardly making it extras
mono-extras is required by mono-core, hardly making it extras
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mono (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michel Alexandre Salim
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F10Target
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Reported: 2008-02-24 15:01 EST by Jeremy Katz
Modified: 2009-09-15 03:34 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.4.2-3.fc11
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Last Closed: 2009-09-15 03:34:59 EDT
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Description Jeremy Katz 2008-02-24 15:01:20 EST
mono-extras ( mono(System.Configuration.Install) ) is required by mono-core --
this hardly makes it extras :-)
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 01:37:12 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 2 Paul F. Johnson 2008-10-20 08:20:24 EDT
Mono is a strange and kind of wibbly wobbly mistress which may (or may not) decide that the space time continuum is something which needs to be observed or not.

I don't try to understand the nature of such beasts, but do offer this consolation

1. It won't happen
2. It won't matter
3. When you mix water and flour together you get an ikky sort of paste
4. When you apply (3) to your average fast food burger, it gives it taste
5. Rinse and repeat

This message has been brought to you by a slightly strange scoucer sitting at a computer in Bolton wondering if his students are going to bother working this afternoon ;-)
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 19:37:52 EDT
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Comment 4 Michel Alexandre Salim 2009-06-12 10:35:36 EDT
mono-core currently incorrectly depends on:

mono(System.Configuration.Install) -- mono-extras
mono(System.Web) -- mono-web

which leaks into most Mono applications (banshee and f-spot in particular). Could this be looked into?
Comment 5 Paul F. Johnson 2009-06-14 11:52:01 EDT
Fixed in rawhide (2.4.2)
Comment 6 Michel Alexandre Salim 2009-08-21 15:17:43 EDT
This is *not* fixed: observe that mono-core requires mono-web; mono-web requires mono-extras; and mono-extras require mono-winforms. Ergo installing any mono application ends up pulling in mono-winforms, which has led to erroneous conclusions on Linux news sites that our Mono applications are "tainted".

$ repoquery --alldeps --whatrequires mono-winforms

$ repoquery --alldeps --whatrequires mono-extras

$ repoquery --alldeps --whatrequires mono-web
Comment 7 Michel Alexandre Salim 2009-08-24 21:43:54 EDT
OK, I'm using the openSUSE spec file as a reference, and it's clear that we're dumping a lot of binaries and assemblies into -core that has no business being there at all; these in turn causes -core to depend on a lot of extra assemblies.

Biggest culprits are files that ought to be in -devel and -web.

I've cleaned up the spec a bit. Maintainers, please try and do this:
- whenever making major changes, refer to openSUSE spec
- keep file listing grouped firstly by category e.g.
    %{_bindir} wrappers, GACs, manpages, config files
- within these categories, sort alphabetically. Makes it *much* easier to see
  if something is missing or out of place.

There's now a new subpackage, -wcf, for the Windows Communication Framework.

I'll commit and build a definitive Rawhide build once I've bug-tested the scratch build; please do an update before working on it afterwards.

Any thought whether we should push to F-11 as well? It's currently on 2.4. If would require packages to be recompiled (anyone knows), then we'd have to wait until Toshio's ppc64 rebuild has landed.
Comment 8 Michel Alexandre Salim 2009-08-25 03:25:40 EDT
Built locally and tested; the only thing I cannot break is the tight coupling between mono-web and mono-winforms, which unfortunately does mean that mono-winforms get pulled in by most of our network-enabled Mono apps (F-Spot, Banshee). But it's good enough to yield substantial disk space savings -- I'll blog about it tomorrow.

Currently building on Rawhide. Setting this to ON_QA until we decide what to do for F-11.
Comment 9 Michel Alexandre Salim 2009-08-25 20:09:16 EDT
From discussion in fedora-mono it looks like a rebuild would be safe for F-11, so I'm keeping this open and issue a test build after the mass rebuild.
Comment 10 Paul F. Johnson 2009-08-26 03:41:00 EDT doesn't have (from what I can see) any changed from 2.4 except for the addition of wcf (which was missing from the 2.4.2 release). It should not affect toshio's x86_64 mass build
Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2009-09-05 19:05:10 EDT
libgdiplus-2.4.2-3.fc11,mono- has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2009-09-06 16:43:26 EDT
libgdiplus-2.4.2-3.fc11, mono- has been pushed to the Fedora 11 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update libgdiplus mono'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F11/FEDORA-2009-9368
Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2009-09-15 03:34:47 EDT
libgdiplus-2.4.2-3.fc11, mono- has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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