Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 483215
RFE: Remove fedora-release from group @core
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:17:27 EDT
Description of problem:
@core lists fedora-release as a mandatory package. This means fedora-release is pulled into any transaction whenever it is available.
Using "system-release" would still pull in fedora-release since the name is shorter (then the other -release package generic-release), and I suspect no other system-release packages are allowed in Fedora.
Removing the entire groups entry of a system-release package would let yum resolve dependencies and pull in the available and/or most suitable -release package.
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"fedora-release" is also in @buildsys-build, where it should be removed from as well.
IIRC, this would cause weirdness in pungi, as it would then pull both. So, perhaps a s/fedora/system/ would be better.
It already pulls in both because of the inclusive dependency resolving; the first requirement for "system-release" will pull in every single package that supplies "system-release"; being fedora-release and generic-release
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
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Any update here?
IIRC, we tried it, weird things happened, we put it back. Perhaps I'm misremembering.
I don't recall having had a part in these tests, could I get some more details?
That comment is the extent of my memory. If you do the change in a local comps file, do the various live images and the Fedora tree compose OK?
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IIRC comps does not work via "provides" so you can't just put system-release.
We could do something like how ppc/s390/ia64/whatever arch specific tools are done, where all our *-release packages are listed as default in @core, and make sure our compose tools only pick the appropriate one. Does that sound OK to anybody?
I think the idea was that removing it and relying on dependency resolution would DTRT. But it would need testing.
I'm not aware of anything that actually requires 'system-release'. Well, /etc/redhat-release is needed by (installed) initscripts-9.08-1.fc13.x86_64 but eeew filedep.
It was done that way before we had generic system-release provides.
Removed in comps-f16.xml.in; we'll watch for weirdness.