Bug 855346 - excessive dependencies
Summary: excessive dependencies
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pygobject3
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Colin Walters
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: depchain 854355 874378 874480 1242076
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Reported: 2012-09-07 13:29 UTC by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2015-07-10 20:04 UTC (History)
14 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-12-18 06:51:12 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Bill Nottingham 2012-09-07 13:29:11 UTC
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.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum groupinstall core standard
Actual results:

Hey, where did the GUI stuff come from?

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2012-09-07 13:45:21 UTC
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 12:28:33 UTC
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 17:21:52 UTC
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 17:40:28 UTC
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 06:44:50 UTC
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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then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-12-18 06:51:18 UTC
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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