Bug 739283 - Separate -tools subpackage for zif
Summary: Separate -tools subpackage for zif
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: zif
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Richard Hughes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-09-17 09:18 UTC by Kevin Kofler
Modified: 2011-09-23 17:36 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-09-17 11:36:54 UTC

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Description Kevin Kofler 2011-09-17 09:18:07 UTC
Description of problem:
I would suggest putting the zif library into a separate subpackage, for packaging cleanliness. The library is all that PackageKit-zif really needs. Plus, this would allow installing only the library by default, not the command-line executable, which is not really intended for end users.

The following files from %files probably belong to the main package:
%config %{_sysconfdir}/bash_completion.d/*-completion.bash
(COPYING is not needed here because the main package would require the library package, which would contain it.)

The following files from %files probably belong to the library package:
%dir %{_sysconfdir}/zif
%config %{_sysconfdir}/zif/zif.conf

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install PackageKit-zif.
Actual results:
The zif command line executable, including man page and bash completion, is needlessly dragged in.

Expected results:
Only the zif library is dragged in.

Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2011-09-17 10:39:41 UTC
Sure, makes sense. I'll do this for the next release.

Comment 2 Richard Hughes 2011-09-17 10:42:06 UTC
Actually, would a -tools package be better? zif is really a library first, and a command line tool second.

Comment 3 Kevin Kofler 2011-09-17 11:04:42 UTC
Makes sense.

Comment 4 Richard Hughes 2011-09-17 11:24:54 UTC
Something like this?

diff --git a/contrib/zif.spec.in b/contrib/zif.spec.in
index a7343ef..9f0a13f 100644
--- a/contrib/zif.spec.in
+++ b/contrib/zif.spec.in
@@ -30,6 +30,14 @@ access to the rpm database and the Fedora metadata for PackageKit.
 Zif is not designed as a replacement to yum, nor to be used by end users.
+%package tools
+Summary: Command line tools for using libzif
+Requires: %{name} = %{version}-%{release}
+%description tools
+This provides the zif command line tool that can be used as an
+alternative to yum. It is not normally required.
 %package devel
 Summary: GLib Libraries and headers for zif
 Requires: %{name} = %{version}-%{release}
@@ -65,14 +73,16 @@ rm -f $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_libdir}/libzif*.la
 %files -f Zif.lang
 %dir %{_sysconfdir}/zif
-%config %{_sysconfdir}/bash_completion.d/*-completion.bash
 %config(noreplace) %{_sysconfdir}/zif/zif.conf
+%files tools
+%config %{_sysconfdir}/bash_completion.d/*-completion.bash
 %files devel

Comment 5 Kevin Kofler 2011-09-17 11:30:33 UTC
Yes, this looks like what I had in mind.

Comment 6 Richard Hughes 2011-09-17 11:36:54 UTC
Cool, thanks. If you see anything else fishy then let me know.

commit b371b4f292c69000b5586f8730834c63f2c2c5f3
Author: Richard Hughes <richard@hughsie.com>
Date:   Sat Sep 17 12:35:46 2011 +0100

    Put the zif command line tool into a subpackage in the example spec file
    Resolves https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=739283

I'll sync the spec file in two weeks time for the next release.

Comment 7 nucleo 2011-09-20 17:21:39 UTC
Splitting package to zif (with zif application) and zif-libs (with libzif) will be more close to widely used splitting packages method.

Look for example dbus or xz or other packages:

Comment 8 nucleo 2011-09-23 16:33:25 UTC
So what derision will be about using common splitting method?

Comment 9 Richard Hughes 2011-09-23 16:50:18 UTC
(In reply to comment #8)
> So what derision will be about using common splitting method?

I've added a -tools package in the new Fedora 16.

Comment 10 nucleo 2011-09-23 17:36:54 UTC
If zif (with only libzif) will be installed as dependecy of PackageKit-zif and someone will try to install zif application with "yum install zif" then answer will be that zif already installed but zif application still will be not installed - this may be confusing.
But if package will be split in zif and zif-libs then will be no such problem.

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