Bug 463924 - remove abiword dependency on perl
remove abiword dependency on perl
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: abiword (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Marc Maurer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F10Target FedoraOLPCDelta FedoraMini/Mobility
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Reported: 2008-09-25 10:09 EDT by Peter Robinson
Modified: 2008-11-26 01:23 EST (History)
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spec patch to remove perl script (996 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2008-11-20 06:01 EST, Peter Robinson
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Description Peter Robinson 2008-09-25 10:09:19 EDT
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 15:35:37 EDT
Dropped from upstream. Will be in 2.6.5.
Comment 2 Peter Robinson 2008-10-09 06:49:29 EDT
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 13:19:22 EDT
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 10:25:31 EDT
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 2008-11-17 19:07:34 EST
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 06:01:24 EST
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 15:07:11 EST
abiword-2.6.4-9.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 22:13:09 EST
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 01:23:19 EST
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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