Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 817317
split out lsb_release in it's own package
Last modified: 2014-03-25 21:12:23 EDT
lsb_release is a generally useful tool, e.g. to easily and "portably" find out the running distribution and its version.
However, redhat-lsb depends on a huge pile of desktop crap (qt, cups, etc. pp.).
Please follow what e.g. Debian already does and split out lsb_release in a smallish base (lsb-relase) package with no further dependencies.
Could this be resolved by providing a separate redhat-lsb-core?
See also bug 835919.
I guess so.
What one needs is a package that has no further dependecies (especially not on any large stuff like Qt), which provides some core utilities of lsb.
As mentioned, have a look at what Debian provides in lsb-base and lsb-release.
Actually it's not only the lsb_release command that would be useful in a small standard package, but also e.g. /lib/lsb/init-functions
Uses also by many EPEL packages even though they don't depend correctly on the current big monolithic lsb package.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Actually it's not only the lsb_release command that would be useful in a
> small standard package, but also e.g. /lib/lsb/init-functions
> Uses also by many EPEL packages even though they don't depend correctly on
> the current big monolithic lsb package.
Yes, I believe the new redhat-lsb-core package should include all
commands/functions currently present in redhat-lsb, just omit the
dependencies which will remain in redhat-lsb. Thanks for the info.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 835919 ***