Bug 811606 - Removing a package collection causes unexpected extra removals
Removing a package collection causes unexpected extra removals
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-packagekit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
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Reported: 2012-04-11 10:18 EDT by Sam Thursfield
Modified: 2013-02-13 09:43 EST (History)
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Description Sam Thursfield 2012-04-11 10:18:19 EDT
$ sudo yum groupremove "Arabic Support"

 Package                      Arch   Version          Repository           Size
 dejavu-sans-fonts            noarch 2.33-1.fc16      @koji-override-0/$releasever
                                                                          5.1 M
 dejavu-sans-mono-fonts       noarch 2.33-1.fc16      @koji-override-0/$releasever
                                                                          1.1 M
 libreoffice-langpack-en      x86_64 1: @updates            0.0  
 paktype-naqsh-fonts          noarch 3.0-5.fc15       @koji-override-0/$releasever
                                                                          202 k
 paktype-tehreer-fonts        noarch 2.0-11.fc15      @koji-override-0/$releasever
                                                                          206 k
Removing for dependencies:
 get_iplayer                  noarch 2.80-4.fc16      @rpmfusion-free     377 k
 libprojectM                  x86_64 2.0.1-12.fc16    @fedora             2.1 M
 libreoffice                  x86_64 1: @updates            0.0  
 libreoffice-base             x86_64 1: @updates            6.3 M
 libreoffice-calc             x86_64 1: @updates             25 M
 libreoffice-core             x86_64 1: @updates            225 M
 libreoffice-draw             x86_64 1: @updates            2.2 M
 libreoffice-emailmerge       x86_64 1: @updates             32 k
 libreoffice-graphicfilter    x86_64 1: @updates            695 k
 libreoffice-impress          x86_64 1: @updates            3.0 M
 libreoffice-math             x86_64 1: @updates            3.5 M
 libreoffice-pdfimport        x86_64 1: @updates            1.5 M
 libreoffice-presenter-screen x86_64 1: @updates            2.3 M
 libreoffice-pyuno            x86_64 1: @updates            746 k
 libreoffice-writer           x86_64 1: @updates             19 M
 vlc                          x86_64 1.1.13-3.fc16    @rpmfusion-free-updates

This is confusing for a user who opens up gnome-packagekit to free up some disk space and removes support for languages that they do not use - why is libreoffice gone too?

Either the language support groups should only trigger the removal of the functionality that they say they will, or the gnome-packagekit UI should not allow removing them so easily ..
Comment 1 Sam Thursfield 2012-04-11 10:20:11 EDT
This problem is not limited to language groups - eg. if I try to remove "Dial-up networking support" I lose the whole of NetworkManager
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2012-04-11 11:48:22 EDT
Group removal is a known problematic operation that does not always do what users intend.

Moving to the UI.
Comment 3 Sam Thursfield 2012-04-11 15:00:21 EDT
http://illiterat.livejournal.com/5571.html seems to discuss this issue as well
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