Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65605
Cant build text only, requires Gnome
Last modified: 2013-07-02 18:55:48 EDT
Description of Problem:
passwd requires Gnome libraries
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. try to install passwd RPM without libg, etc.
RPM refuses to install. Ignoring dependancies leaves a passwd that
will not run.
Passwd is a text program and should not require graphical libraries to
install or run
Michael, glib is not a graphical library at all. It is used frequently
by GTK+ and GDK, but it's not related very much to graphics. It
contains very useful functions not present in glibc such as g_malloc,
g_strdup, etc. and is also used heavily by some other pure text
oriented applications such as mc.