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Re: To Require yelp or not to require yelp

On Sunday, 10 June 2007 at 23:23, Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 10, 2007 at 02:10:10PM +0200, Matej Cepl wrote:
> > @Christopher: I have this scenario (taken out of bug
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=242673) --
> > user removes firefox from his system (for example, because he
> > wants to install firefox.i386 instead of firefox.x86_64). Yum
> > dutifuly notes, that depending package yelp will be also removed.
> Doesn't this remind a bit like the ten year old "Windows needs
> Explorer" issues, only now "Fedora needs Firefox"?
> Maybe firefox should be split into libs and non-libs? yelp only needs
> libgtkembedmoz.so, libxpcom.so, libxpcom_core.so and gecko-libs, not
> firefox itself.

AFAIK there's a standalone package of gecko coming sometime in the future.
Then firefox and thunderbird and whatnot could be built against it instead
of each using its own copy.

> Requiring yelp only because an app ships a yelp file is like requiring
> evince for shipping pdf docu or firefox for shipping html docu.

How true.


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