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Re: More strange F9 dependencies

Beartooth wrote:
I have no PDA, nor expect ever to, much less hardware to connect it to a PC.

When I was working, and literally running my life on rails, its ancestors, then called organizers, were fine things; I had a whole series of them. Those who want or need them are welcome to them; strength to their arms. Theirs, not mine. To an old retired fart without a schedule, a PDA or even a fancy phone is a dispensable expense, and thus cruft at best, if not a security liability. So I tried to cut.

[root Hbsk2 ~]# yum remove bluez-*
Dependencies Resolved

Package Arch Version Repository Size ================================================================================
bluez-libs i386 3.36-1.fc9 installed 126 k bluez-utils-cups i386 3.36-1.fc9 installed 40 k
Removing for dependencies:
gnome-user-share i386 0.31-1.fc9 installed 219 k gvfs i386 0.2.5-1.fc9 installed 3.5 M gvfs-fuse i386 0.2.5-1.fc9 installed 25 k libwiimote i386 0.4-6.fc9 installed 46 k nautilus i386 installed 15 M obex-data-server i386 1:0.3.4-1.fc9 installed 145 k xorg-x11-drivers i386 7.3-4.fc9 installed 0.0 xorg-x11-drv-wiimote i386 0.0.1-1.fc9 installed 12 k

Transaction Summary
Install 0 Package(s) Update 0 Package(s) Remove 10 Package(s)
Is this ok [y/N]: n
Exiting on user Command

Some of those dependencies certainly make sense, and others look likely to. Some of them. I grant that.

Some make mud seem clear. I don't understand, despite googling, what gvfs is or does. I know only that it too threatened to take a long list of indispensable apps with it if removed -- and that the gnome system monitor always shows some half dozen of its creatures, sleeping.

But what of nautilus? It would be fine for bluez to depend on it; but why should it depend on bluez?? Is someone going to tell me that pango uses bluez, with or without hardware? And then sneer down his nose that I'm welcome to write new code??

	What ever became of linux being tailorable??

There's no need to be at the mercy of a package maintainer. Ever hear of "rpm -e --nodeps <worthless-package>". Works most of the time for me. And if it breaks, just reinstall the worthless-package.



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