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Re: wild and crazy selinux dependencies?



On 08/10/2008, Tom Horsley <tom horsley att net> wrote:
> I was just trying to remove as many selinux related packages as possible
> (a fedora 9 system) to avoid having to download their updates when I have
> selinux turned off anyway.
>
> Several of the rpms I tried to erase want to drag all kinds of ridiculous
> stuff with them, and I'm just sort of curious why.
>
> For example, attempting to erase policycoreutils results in this list:
<snip>
>
> How on earth could texlive need a dependency on policycoreutils? All tex
> does is
> read files, process the data, and generate new files. If tools that do that
> need
> selinux, why doesn't everything else on the system depend on it?

Not everything just:
repoquery --qf=%{name} --whatrequires --alldeps  policycoreutils|sort|uniq
texlive uses restorecon :-( your only option is to rebuild without it
if your handy with a spec file depends on how bad you need to purge
selinux :-) I've completely ditched it from this kde-f9 box.

...dex


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