Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61098
Too many gnome requirements
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
Description of Problem:
Installing redhat-config-network requires to install virtually all gnome
libraries, including even gnome-core.
The panel applet should move to a separate package to avoid this.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to install the package on a KDE workstation without installing 20 GB
worth of gnome stuff you don't want to use
Base config tools shouldn't require all gnome libs, and definitely not gnome-core
There has been a hard package freeze the last couple of weeks... not fixable.
Suggested fix until the package can be split:
Gnome users will get the panel applet, KDE users will get the file with a couple of
unresolved symbols, which doesn't matter, since it doesn't work outside of gnome anyway,
so nobody will run it in KDE.
Having a base tool depend on gnome-core which in turn depends on sawfish, which in turn
depends on rep, rep-gtk, guile and other stuff no KDE user will touch is not acceptable.
Dropping all dependencies to avoid a couple of libraries when using the
secondary desktop seems like a bad idea.
Then make it
Requires: initscripts >= 5.99 usermode alchemist kudzu libglade pygtk-libglade
pygtk python pygnome-libglade pygnome libart_lgpl.so.2 ORBit gtk XFree86 zlib glibc
(The list is complete, I took it from rpm -qp --requires and just substracted
gnome-core and libpanel_applet.so.0, which this is about).
The broken dependency isn't just for one package, it's for one that drags along
dependencies on more than 10 others, and some of them are big.