Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 453005
pm-utils has unnecessary Requires on kbd
Last modified: 2015-03-04 20:20:02 EST
Description of problem:
As part of oVirt (http://ovirt.org), we need to use hal on our embedded node
image. The hal package pulls in pm-utils, which pulls in the kbd package.
However, it looks like based on the ChangeLog in the top level of the source tree:
remove sysfont wrapper call. no other distro from fedora uses it
On Jan 28, 2008 11:31 AM, Dan Nicholson <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Jan 27, 2008 9:42 PM, Vasiliy G Tolstov <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Gentoo does not have this utilities. Default gentoo init script that
> > setting console font executes /bin/setfont
> That's because setsysfont is a Fedora specific wrapper script around
> setfont in their initscripts package.
In that case...
Patch attached to remove 60sysfont. setsysfont is Fedora-specific,
So I think the kbd dependency is no longer needed for pm-utils. This will save
us 2MB of disk-space, which is important since we are trying to keep the
compressed size of the node < 64MB.
Attached is a simple spec file patch to do just this.
Created attachment 310345 [details]
Patch to remove unnecessary kbd dependency from pm-utils
pm-utils uses chvt, which is in kbd, therefore the dependency is still needed.
Maybe you can get chvt seperated from kbd, but currently I do not see a way to
get rid of the kbd dependency.
Maybe the usage of chvt in pm-utils will be removed by upstream soon, when this
happens and the version hits Fedora, the kbd dependency will be dropped.