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Bug 98680 - excessive dependency
excessive dependency
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-07-07 10:44 EDT by ajs
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:55 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-11-14 13:14:36 EST
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Description ajs 2003-07-07 10:44:58 EDT
Description of problem:
The kernel-source rpm requires qt-devel.

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Comment 1 Dennis Gilmore 2003-07-08 21:11:07 EDT
qt-devel is required  because the kernel uses qt to do xconfig  this is not a
bug  but a result of upstream changes.
Comment 2 ajs 2003-07-09 11:07:48 EDT
But it is not needed for 'make menuconfig', 'make gconfig' or for compiling
external modules with the kernel (VMware).  If qt-devel is to be required then
so should glib2-devel, but neither is really appropriate.
Comment 3 ajs 2003-07-09 11:10:00 EDT
p.s. This is a particular problem for servers not already running X.
Comment 4 Arjan van de Ven 2003-07-09 11:17:15 EDT
I've removed the dependency 

Now kernel-source is no longer needed nor used for building external modules.
The only use for it is compiling your own kernel based om the RH sources. 

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