Bug 466699 - libabiword-devel is too optimistic about its requirements
libabiword-devel is too optimistic about its requirements
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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Reported: 2008-10-12 19:18 EDT by Paul Bolle
Modified: 2009-11-18 05:38 EST (History)
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Description Paul Bolle 2008-10-12 19:18:10 EDT
Description of problem:
libabiword-devel is too optimistic about its requirements

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Always, I'd say.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install libabiword-devel
2. Try to build the simple example program (i.e. test-widget.c) from the AbiWord SDK (see: http://www.abisource.com/wiki/AbiWord_SDK).
Actual results:
Build fails. pkg-config complains about a missing package.

Expected results:
Build succeeds.

Additional info:
I needed to install these additional packages for the build to succeed (in reverse chronological order):

As far as I can see these packages are all required for libabiword-devel.

Note that I did not try to condense this list to the minimal requirements. Also note that other requirements might have already been satisfied on the system I used. I didn't investigate that.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 22:49:23 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 2 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 03:33:58 EST
This message is a reminder that Fedora 10 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 10.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained.  At that time
this bug will be closed as WONTFIX if it remains open with a Fedora 
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Comment 3 Paul Bolle 2009-11-18 05:38:03 EST
0) Three of the packages mentioned in comment #0 (goffice04-devel, libgnomeprintui22-devel, and libgnomeprint22-devel) aren't needed anymore to build the test-widget.

1) libabiword-devel-1:2.8.1-2.fc13.i686 (current Rawhide) will complain about removing one of the other three packages (wv-devel, fribidi-devel, and libgsf-devel). So I'll mark as CLOSED (CURRENTRELEASE). Thanks.

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