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):
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
pulled kdebase packages as dependencies
no kde package should be required by gdm
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
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.
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.
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.