Bug 517931 - trying to install gdm pulls kdebase packages
Summary: trying to install gdm pulls kdebase packages
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: 12
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: jmccann
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-08-17 23:46 UTC by Hicham HAOUARI
Modified: 2015-01-14 23:23 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-12-02 02:42:09 UTC
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Description Hicham HAOUARI 2009-08-17 23:46:16 UTC
Description of problem:
After downloading and installing Fedora rawhide from boot.iso (2009-08-18), trying to install gdm pulls some kde packages.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install a fresh rawhide from boot.iso (20090818)
2. yum install gdm | grep kde
3. observe the pulled kdebase packages as dependencies
Actual results:
pulled kdebase packages as dependencies

Expected results:
no kde package should be required by gdm

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 11:31:49 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2009-12-02 02:42:09 UTC
I somehow doubt that there can be a dependency chain leading from gdm to kdebase, considering that we have gdm on the live cd, but not kdebase.
Please reopen if you can show a dependency chain.

Comment 3 Hicham HAOUARI 2009-12-02 03:22:46 UTC
Hi Matthias,

I filed this pre Fedora 12 Alpha, and the root cause was that gdm depends on policykit, and for a reason polkit-kde was pulled instead of polkit-gnome.
That was the reason given to me at the time.

Comment 4 Matthias Clasen 2009-12-02 04:35:44 UTC
I think at that time, gdm was requiring some abstract provides, like polkit-session-agent or so, which was provided by both polkit-gnome and polkit-kde.

Nowadays, gdm requires polkit-gnome, so I think this should not be an issue anymore.

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