Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 444016
libsane-hpaio IMHO should be installed by default
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:14:20 EDT
Description of problem:
libsane-hpaio IMHO should be installed by default, as we normally install all
the device drivers by default as long as it doesn't do any harm.
From reading Bug 430834 I suppose libsane-hpaio was actually installed by
default in F8 due to that dep that was removed earlier this year to reduce
Related issue I noticed while at it: I'm wondering if the split in hplip and
libsane-hpaio is worth the trouble in any case, as hplip tracks in
sane-backends-libs (which again tracks in sane-backends) while libsane-hpaio
itself is quite small:
$ repoquery hplip --requires | grep -i sane
$ repoquery -qi libsane-hpaio | grep Size
Size : 58776
I think we can probably make this a lot better by splitting out the pure library
parts (libhpip and libhpmud) of hplip into, say, hplip-libs.
Then we can add libsane-hpaio as a 'default install' package alongside SANE,
still avoiding an explicit dependency in sane-backends.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Sub-package split done; keeping open for libsane-hpaio in default package set alongside sane.
Changing component and reassigning.