Bug 51604 - Multiple owned files
Multiple owned files
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ircii (Show other bugs)
7.3
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
Ben Levenson
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Blocks: 51582
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Reported: 2001-08-12 16:28 EDT by Peter Bowen
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-13 15:07:22 EDT
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Description Peter Bowen 2001-08-12 16:28:36 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)
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2001-08-13 12:23:38 EDT
Simplest short-term solution is probably "ircii requires gnome-core and owned by
gnome-core"
Comment 2 Peter Bowen 2001-08-13 13:31:36 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2001-08-13 13:48:36 EDT
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.
Comment 4 Sean Dilda 2001-08-13 14:12:51 EDT
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.
Comment 5 Havoc Pennington 2001-08-13 15:03:56 EDT
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. 

Comment 6 Glen Foster 2001-08-13 15:07:18 EDT
We (Red Hat) should really try to fix this before next release.
Comment 7 Preston Brown 2001-08-13 16:18:35 EDT
not packaged in 4.4Z-7 and later.

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