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Re: Crazy dependancy issues in f7?

Dan wrote:
Why the hell does a boot manager, grub, require a graphical toolkit?

The only way I could remove gtk2 was to remove grub. Example, to now
install grub:

 grub                    i386       0.97-13          fedora            489 k
Installing for dependencies:
 fedora-logos            noarch     6.0.98-3.fc7     fedora            5.0 M
 gtk2                    i386       2.10.13-1.fc7    updates           6.8 M
 gtk2-engines            i386       2.10.2-2.fc7     updates           413 k
 redhat-artwork          i386       7.0.0-9.fc7      fedora            6.1 M

A little bit of querying the installed packages on my system told me that grub needs fedora-logos just for the splash screen, ie. /boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz . If you look at the actual dependencies of grub, you'll see it needs system-logos which is provided by fedora-logos. fedora-logos depends on redhat-artwork which in turn depends on gtk2 and gtk2-engines!

 [veejay marvin ~]$ rpm -qf /boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
 [veejay marvin ~]$ rpm -qR fedora-logos
 rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1
 rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1
 rpmlib(VersionedDependencies) <= 3.0.3-1
 [veejay marvin ~]$ rpm -qR redhat-artwork
 gtk2-engines >= 2.9.4-2
 gtk2 >= 2.9.0
 rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1
 rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1
 [veejay marvin ~]$

Maybe you can manually install the grub rpm with nodeps option. AFAIR, grub needs splash.xpm.gz purely for eye candy.

विवेक ज. पाटणकर (Vivek J. Patankar)

Registered Linux User #374218
Fedora release 7 (Moonshine)
Linux 2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 x86_64

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