Bug 729059 - sudo package has superfluous dependency to perl
Summary: sudo package has superfluous dependency to perl
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sudo
Version: 16
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Kopeček
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2011-08-08 15:56 UTC by Mads Kiilerich
Modified: 2011-11-14 00:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: sudo-1.8.3p1-1.fc16
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-11-14 00:50:19 UTC
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Description Mads Kiilerich 2011-08-08 15:56:40 UTC
The sudo rpm requires perl, but the only reference to perl seems to be /usr/share/doc/*/sudoers2ldif - which is doc and shouldn't cause dependencies.

That seems to be the most high-profile user of perl in Fedora and do thus cause 30 MB unnecessary installation. That is especially an issue on live cd's where sudo can be convenient to work around security when it isn't relevant.

Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2011-11-10 10:06:10 UTC
sudo-1.8.3p1-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2011-11-11 01:26:56 UTC
Package sudo-1.8.3p1-1.fc16:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing sudo-1.8.3p1-1.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2011-11-14 00:50:19 UTC
sudo-1.8.3p1-1.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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