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Bug 57127 - Unnecessary dependencies for package
Unnecessary dependencies for package
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: python2 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Reported: 2001-12-05 09:37 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Description Need Real Name 2001-12-05 09:37:53 EST
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Description of problem:
rpm --rebuild python2-2.1.1-2.src.rpm 
Installing python2-2.1.1-2.src.rpm
error: failed build dependencies:
        Mesa-devel   is needed by python2-2.1.1-2
        tk   is needed by python2-2.1.1-2
        tix   is needed by python2-2.1.1-2

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1."server" install of RedHat 7.2
2.deselect X windows during install (install with no optional components)
3. rpm -Uvh /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/python2-2.1.1-2.i386.rpm

Actual Results:  error: failed dependencies:
        libGL.so.1   is needed by python2-2.1.1-2
        libGLU.so.1   is needed by python2-2.1.1-2
        libtix.so.0   is needed by python2-2.1.1-2
        libtk.so.0   is needed by python2-2.1.1-2

Expected Results:  Install cleanly as the rpm from python.org did on 
RedHat 7.1!!!

Additional info:

python.org rpms for RedHat 7.1 are broken down into core and optional 
components, see below. PostgreSQL is an even better example of seperating 
the core from the components :-)
This is much more sane than throwing it all in the one rpm, especially for 
people who don't install X on servers. What do I need Mesa for on an app 

python2-2.1.1-3.i386.rpm (RedHat-based 7.1 base RPM) 
python2-tkinter-2.1.1-3.i386.rpm (RedHat-based 7.1 tkinter RPM) 
python2-devel-2.1.1-3.i386.rpm (RedHat-based 7.1 development RPM) 
python2-tools-2.1.1-3.i386.rpm (RedHat-based 7.1 Tools RPM, including 
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-12-05 11:01:10 EST
The standard python rpms are split up - python2 is just included as a taste of
what will come later.
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-12-05 12:15:17 EST
When is later?  Zope 2.4.x has required python 2.1 since 2001/05/31
They're already working the Zope 2.5 track.
Python 2.2 is at beta2 already.
Python 1.5.2 is OLD. It was released 1999/04/13!!!
Does Anaconda not work on python 2.x or something? What's stopping the move 
away from python 1.5.2?
Comment 3 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-12-05 12:19:38 EST
The existing modules need to keep working inside a series. Besides, important
components likge glade,gtk etc. aren't that stable on python 2 yet.

We'll upgrade when we do a new series.

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