starting Fedora Server SIG

John Ellson john.ellson at
Wed Nov 12 15:12:25 UTC 2008

Peter Robinson wrote:
>>>>>> Fedora is not in a bad state with respect to fine grained dependencies
>>>  So
>>> if its a problem where's the bug report, I don't currently see any
>>> open bugs against ntop at all which means the problem has either been
>>> fixed, or the maintainer isn't aware there's an issue. Having a quick
>>> look at the ntop rpm it looks like its the graphviz bit the pulls in
>>> all the gnome stuff, no doubt that can be split out into a sub
>>> package, as could probably the mysql and perl dependencies.
>> Whats the issue with graphviz?
> Nothing per say. Its the case of ntop's dependency on it for a base
> leve firewall/router style device it pulls in essentially the whole of
> gnome. A quick look at graphviz's list of deps it looks like it has
> split up the dependencies quite a bit. See the complaint about ntop
> and it pulling in metacity further up in the thread.
> Peter
Are there guidelines somewhere on what packages should not be pulled in 
on a server?

Currently graphviz has a gtk+  renderer in its base package.  I can see 
that that could be separated.   What else?

John Ellson

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