Bug 608490 - Excessive dependencies
Summary: Excessive dependencies
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-display   
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Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Orphan Owner
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-27 19:51 UTC by Tethys
Modified: 2011-06-27 19:02 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 19:02:08 UTC
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Description Tethys 2010-06-27 19:51:31 UTC
Description of problem:
Trying to install a minimal system is nearly impossible due to insane dependencies

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(incidentally, why fc12? Isn't there a native fc13 package here?)

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F13, selecting "minimal install"
2. Install X11, notice that screen size is smaller than it should be
3. yum install system-config-display
Actual results:
 Package                     Arch     Version           Repository   Size
 system-config-display       x86_64   2.2-1.fc12        fedora      184 k
Installing for dependencies:
 control-center-filesystem   x86_64   1:2.30.1-2.fc13   updates      48 k
 dbus-python                 x86_64   0.83.0-6.fc12     fedora      175 k
 dbus-x11                    x86_64   1:1.2.24-1.fc13   fedora       40 k
 enchant                     x86_64   1:1.6.0-1.fc13    fedora       50 k
 flac                        x86_64   1.2.1-6.fc12      fedora      230 k
 gnome-icon-theme            noarch   fedora      8.5 M
 gnome-themes                noarch   2.30.0-3.fc13     fedora      2.5 M
 gstreamer                   x86_64   0.10.29-2.fc13    updates     791 k
 gstreamer-tools             x86_64   0.10.29-2.fc13    updates      23 k
 gtk2-engines                x86_64   2.20.1-1.fc13     fedora      286 k
 hunspell                    x86_64   1.2.8-17.fc13     fedora      177 k
 libasyncns                  x86_64   0.8-1.fc13        fedora       24 k
 libcanberra                 x86_64   0.24-1.fc13       updates      67 k
 libcanberra-gtk2            x86_64   0.24-1.fc13       updates      26 k
 libnotify                   x86_64   0.4.5-4.fc13      fedora       35 k
 libogg                      x86_64   2:1.2.0-1.fc13    fedora       21 k
 libsexy                     x86_64   0.1.11-15.fc13    fedora       43 k
 libsndfile                  x86_64   1.0.20-5.fc13     fedora      149 k
 libtdb                      x86_64   1.2.1-2.fc13      fedora       28 k
 libvorbis                   x86_64   1:1.3.1-1.fc13    fedora      201 k
 libxfce4util                x86_64   4.6.2-1.fc13      updates     114 k
 libxfcegui4                 x86_64   4.6.4-1.fc13      updates     317 k
 libxslt                     x86_64   1.1.26-1.fc12     fedora      397 k
 metacity                    x86_64   2.30.0-2.fc13     fedora      1.2 M
 pulseaudio-libs             x86_64   0.9.21-6.fc13     fedora      428 k
 pycairo                     x86_64   1.8.6-2.fc12      fedora      166 k
 pygobject2                  x86_64   2.21.1-6.fc13     fedora      191 k
 pygtk2                      x86_64   2.17.0-3.fc13     fedora      992 k
 pygtk2-libglade             x86_64   2.17.0-3.fc13     fedora       23 k
 pyxf86config                x86_64   0.3.37-7.fc12     fedora       54 k
 rarian                      x86_64   0.8.1-5.fc12      fedora       92 k
 rarian-compat               x86_64   0.8.1-5.fc12      fedora       59 k
 sound-theme-freedesktop     noarch   0.7-2.fc13        fedora      388 k
 startup-notification        x86_64   0.10-4.fc13       fedora       37 k
 usermode                    x86_64   1.104.2-1.fc13    fedora      189 k
 usermode-gtk                x86_64   1.104.2-1.fc13    fedora       99 k
 xcb-util                    x86_64   0.3.6-1.fc12      fedora       37 k
 xfce4-notifyd               x86_64   0.1.0-3.fc12      fedora       56 k
 xfconf                      x86_64   4.6.2-1.fc13      updates     133 k
 zenity                      x86_64   2.30.0-1.fc13     fedora      2.7 M

Transaction Summary
Install      41 Package(s)
Upgrade       0 Package(s)

Total download size: 21 M
Installed size: 50 M
Is this ok [y/N]: n

Expected results:
You're kidding me, right? I need to be able to play FLAC and Ogg Vorbis audio to be able to configure my X server? I need a spell checker installed? I need to have a specific window manager (one that I don't use) installed? This is insane. What's the point of a minimal install if as soon as you try and install anything, it pulls in the rest of the system anyway with unnecessary dependencies?

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2011-06-01 15:25:51 UTC
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