Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76670
gettext rpm depends on libgcj
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:01:20 EST
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Description of problem:
the gettext rpm (at least for i386, but i'd guess for others too) depends in libgcj.
While this is not a bug, with libgcj having a respectable size (25462079 according to rpm -qi) and surely not being used by everything that uses gettext (mostly autogen.sh and source tarballs the GNU autotools chain) I'd suggest this dependency to be removed...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. do not install either gettext or libgcj
2. download gettext-0.11.4-3.i386.rpm
3. rpm -i gettext-0.11.4-3.i386.rpm
Actual Results: rpm cmplaind about missing dependency "libgcj.so.3"
Expected Results: gettext surely works without libgcj, too.
The library dependancy is not something that set in spec file. It automatically add it
whatever it requires in the code. I supsect is the gettext for java require that. I don't
think we could delete java support.