Description of problem:
mate-desktop is kind of a meta-package. It has a lot of dependencies but only contains a single binary (mate-about).
The problem is that a lot of mate components require libmate-desktop-2, just like with gnome-desktop and libgnome-desktop, see bug 693547. The the dependency to mate-desktop you are forcing people to install half of Mate, even if they want to only use a a certain component or program.
Same goes for the gsettings schemas. They need to be present, otherwise the applications crash as in bug 908105, bug 974791, bug 988278 and possibly others.
The simple solution is to drop the dependency from -libs to the base package but move the locales and the schema to -libs instead.
Long story short: Something that is called *-libs should never explicitly require it's base package. The dependency goes vice versa from the base package to the libs.
Created attachment 778850 [details]
patch for the spec file in rawhide
You have to talk with Dan about the mate-desktop package split, but i did say to him that i see no reason not to do this.
mate-desktop-1.6.1-11.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
mate-desktop-1.6.1-11.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing mate-desktop-1.6.1-11.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
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mate-desktop-1.6.1-11.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
mate-desktop-1.6.1-11.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.