Bug 463924 - remove abiword dependency on perl
Summary: remove abiword dependency on perl
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: abiword
Version: 10
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marc Maurer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F10Target FedoraOLPCDelta FedoraMini, Mobility
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-09-25 14:09 UTC by Peter Robinson
Modified: 2008-11-26 06:23 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-11-26 06:23:21 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
spec patch to remove perl script (996 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2008-11-20 11:01 UTC, Peter Robinson
no flags Details

Description Peter Robinson 2008-09-25 14:09:19 UTC
Abiword has a single perl script called abw2html.pl which pulls in perl which is a pretty large for a single file. Could the file be either removed or moved into a subpackage so the perl dependency can either be removed or become optional.


This would also allow the OLPC build to drop the new of having a separate branch for their needs. In their package they just remove the scripts dir as can be seen in these lines in their spec.

# nuke whacky scripts
rm -rf $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/%{_datadir}/%{name}-%{majorversion}.%{minorversion}/scripts

Comment 1 Marc Maurer 2008-10-04 19:35:37 UTC
Dropped from upstream. Will be in 2.6.5.

Comment 2 Peter Robinson 2008-10-09 10:49:29 UTC
What is the timeframe for 2.6.5? Will it be out in time for F-10 final?

Comment 3 Marc Maurer 2008-10-14 17:19:22 UTC
I don't think so. Will push a new build of 2.6.5 soonish with a patch to drop the perl dep

Comment 4 Peter Robinson 2008-10-25 14:25:31 UTC
ETA? Will either the patch or a new version be done soon so we can get this in for F-10 RC. Anything I can assist with?

Comment 5 Peter Robinson 2008-11-18 00:07:34 UTC
Marc, any chance I can get the perl fix in so I can push the fix to OLPC now that its upgraded to Fedora 10 so I can get rid of the perl dependency?

Comment 6 Peter Robinson 2008-11-20 11:01:24 UTC
Created attachment 324163 [details]
spec patch to remove perl script

The attached spec file patch is enough to fix the perl dependency issue for 2.6.4. If your OK with it I can apply and push the build if you don't have the time.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2008-11-23 20:07:11 UTC
abiword-2.6.4-9.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.

Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 03:13:09 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2008-11-26 06:23:19 UTC
abiword-2.6.4-9.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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