Bug 855346 - excessive dependencies
excessive dependencies
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pygobject3 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Colin Walters
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: depchain 854355 874378 874480 1242076
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Reported: 2012-09-07 09:29 EDT by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2015-07-10 16:04 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-12-18 01:51:12 EST
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Description Bill Nottingham 2012-09-07 09:29:11 EDT
Description of problem:

firewalld uses gi/gobject. This isn't in and of itself a problem.

However, using this leads to a dep on pygobject3, which starts bringing in:
- cairo
- xcb
- fontconfig
- Mesa
- libX11

all from firewalld just wanting to use the mainloop and the Gio file monitor.

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1. yum groupinstall core standard
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Hey, where did the GUI stuff come from?
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2012-09-07 09:45:21 EDT
Looks like it can be 'fixed' by subpackaging out /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/gi/_gi_cairo.so into a different package.
Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2012-11-08 07:28:33 EST
Do we know which packages require the python Cairo gi? As these would have to be changed to require the subpackage.
Comment 3 Colin Walters 2012-11-08 12:21:52 EST
It's worth noting that pygobject already has a build-time option to disable the cairo bindings; that helps people building embedded systems and the like.

I'm not sure though if there's much to do upstream to help - I doubt it's worth having a properly defined/documented extension mechanism just for this, since cairo is a special case; the combination of gobject-introspection/pygobject are the generic plugin system basically.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-12-13 12:40:28 EST
pygobject3-3.4.2-4.fc18,firewalld-0.2.11-2.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-12-14 01:44:50 EST
Package pygobject3-3.4.2-4.fc18, firewalld-0.2.11-2.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing pygobject3-3.4.2-4.fc18 firewalld-0.2.11-2.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-12-18 01:51:18 EST
pygobject3-3.4.2-4.fc18, firewalld-0.2.11-2.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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