Bug 988944 - mate-desktop-libs should not require mate-desktop
Summary: mate-desktop-libs should not require mate-desktop
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mate-desktop
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
unspecified
unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Mashal
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Depends On:
Blocks: depchain 908105 974791
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2013-07-26 18:24 UTC by Christoph Wickert
Modified: 2013-08-18 00:36 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: mate-desktop-1.6.1-11.fc18
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-08-18 00:31:43 UTC
Type: Bug


Attachments (Terms of Use)
patch for the spec file in rawhide (3.03 KB, patch)
2013-07-26 18:26 UTC, Christoph Wickert
no flags Details | Diff

Description Christoph Wickert 2013-07-26 18:24:45 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Christoph Wickert 2013-07-26 18:26:52 UTC
Created attachment 778850 [details]
patch for the spec file in rawhide

Comment 2 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2013-07-27 13:08:25 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-08-07 23:36:52 UTC
mate-desktop-1.6.1-11.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/mate-desktop-1.6.1-11.fc18

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-08-07 23:37:01 UTC
mate-desktop-1.6.1-11.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/mate-desktop-1.6.1-11.fc19

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-08-09 17:07:53 UTC
Package mate-desktop-1.6.1-11.fc19:
* 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.
Please go to the following url:
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2013-14497/mate-desktop-1.6.1-11.fc19
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-08-18 00:31:43 UTC
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.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-08-18 00:36:58 UTC
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.


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