Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 442616
Split inkscape modules into subpackages.
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:14:05 EDT
Description of problem:
I installed inkscape with yum.
inkscape x86_64 0.46-2.fc9 rawhide 18 M
Installing for dependencies:
ImageMagick x86_64 22.214.171.124-3.fc9 rawhide 4.0 M
ImageMagick-c++ x86_64 126.96.36.199-3.fc9 rawhide 146 k
ImageMagick-perl x86_64 188.8.131.52-3.fc9 rawhide 220 k
atlas x86_64 3.6.0-12.fc8 rawhide 4.2 M
compat-libgfortran-41 x86_64 4.1.2-36 rawhide 164 k
libEMF x86_64 1.0.3-7.fc9 rawhide 86 k
libgfortran x86_64 4.3.0-6 rawhide 260 k
numpy x86_64 184.108.40.206-2.fc9 rawhide 2.2 M
perl-Parse-Yapp noarch 1.05-38.fc9 dfoo 46 k
perl-XML-DOM noarch 1.44-4.fc9 dfoo 138 k
perl-XML-RegExp noarch 0.03-4.fc9 dfoo 8.3 k
perl-XML-XQL noarch 0.68-6.fc9 dfoo 108 k
pstoedit x86_64 3.45-2.fc9 rawhide 512 k
python-lxml x86_64 2.0.3-1.fc9 rawhide 1.7 M
So, that means it uses:
- a C runtime
- a C++ runtime
- a Fortran runtime
- a python runtime
- a perl runtime
all for a single app?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I was already thinking about this. This is due to big amount of plugins. Some of
them even have more external dependencies, such as LaTeX, etc.
I am wondering whether it makes sense to split the extensions into a separate
package of each, as there are tens of extensions. Maybe group them into packages
based on their dependencies?
I suppose it depends on what those extensions functionally do; that would be
more logical from a user perspective.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Dependencies got ridden of in a different way. (Shipping the plugins itself, but don't requiring all their dependencies and letting inkscape's dependency mechanism deal with it).