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Bug 62365 - Gnome-core should not require sawfish, only a window manager
Gnome-core should not require sawfish, only a window manager
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-03-30 06:22 EST by W. Michael Petullo
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-30 06:22:20 EST
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Description W. Michael Petullo 2002-03-30 06:22:16 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.0 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020311

Description of problem:
Gnome-core should not require sawfish, as GNOME will work fine with other window
managers.  Instead, gnome-core should require a meta-package, window manager,
which could be provided by sawfish, enlightenment, fvwm2, etc.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.  rpm -q --requires gnome-core
2.  Notice that sawfish is listed

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Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-03-31 15:26:15 EST
The Requires: is needed so that people upgrading from previous versions that
used Enlightenment instead will be given the option to migrate to Sawfish by
default. Other WMs work with GNOME but they are unsupported.

The only issue here is saving some disk space, that isn't as important as
pulling in Sawfish on upgrades.

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