Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51604
Multiple owned files
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:47:56 EDT
This file is owned by two packages. Only one of them should own it.
/usr/share/pixmaps/gnome-irc.png (one of ['gnome-core', 'ircii'] should own
it, but they all do currently)
Simplest short-term solution is probably "ircii requires gnome-core and owned by
This would be bad, IMO. ircii is a purely command line client that has no deps
on X or GNOME. I would suggest that ircii should not own this file, as it seems
to be a generic gnome icon for IRC programs. I am going to reassign it to ircii
so that the maintainer can drop this file from the package.
If ircii uses the icon, but doesn't contain the icon, it must depend on the
package which does contain the icon, which is gnome-core. If ircii doesn't
depend on gnome-core, then it will have to own this icon, but then gnome-core
would depend on ircii, which is even worse than the other way around.
The real solution is to rename or eliminate all uses of the icon in one of the
packages, but that's a more elaborate solution than I want to do in a Red Hat
patch especially at this point in the release cycle.
Actually, I recommend that patch, as it would be a zero-line patch. ircii is a
text program that does not use the png file. The png file is only used by gnome
to represent ircii, but ircii doesn't actually use the png file itself.
It looks like the real solution is to just remove the icon from ircii.
If ircii only uses the icon for a .desktop file, then it's probably no big deal
if the icon doesn't exist (gnome-core isn't installed). So fair enough, let's
just remove the icon from ircii.
We (Red Hat) should really try to fix this before next release.
not packaged in 4.4Z-7 and later.