Created attachment 524083 [details]
dbus specfile patch
Description of problem:
Packages that provide dbus services have to install files into some of these directories:
Because of the rpm directory ownership rules, the packages currently have to depend on the dbus package which owns these directories.
This is an overkill, because some of the packages do not really need the dbus daemon. They may:
- provide the dbus service as a non-essential part of their functionality, or
- use the D-Bus protocol over a private socket, without the dbus daemon
(systemd does this)
We could create a new subpackage "dbus-filesystem" to own the directories, but
since it is likely that the packages depend on dbus-libs in any case, it's
sufficient to move the directories there. dbus Requires dbus-libs, so nothing breaks.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
A proposed patch attached.
I don't think there is anything wrong with requiring dbus. In fact, dbus is pretty much a core component of the system.