Another xulrunner breakage [Re: Broken dependencies in Fedora 9 - 2008-07-19]

drago01 drago01 at
Sat Jul 19 12:20:12 UTC 2008

2008/7/19 Martin Sourada <martin.sourada at>:
> On Sat, 2008-07-19 at 11:05 +0000, Michael Schwendt wrote:
>> Summary of broken packages (by owner):
>>     martin.sourada AT
>>         gxine-0.5.11-17.fc9.i386
>>         gxine-0.5.11-17.fc9.ppc
>>         gxine-0.5.11-17.fc9.ppc64
>>         gxine-0.5.11-17.fc9.x86_64
> Already pending for stable update [1]. However looking at the
> problematic deps it seems most of them are caused by recent update of
> xulrunner. Again! First of all we should review whether all these
> packages need to depend on precise version of gecko-libs, yesterday I
> checked that gxine does not and removed the versioned deps.
> Next, there should be some policy in pushing such updates for stable
> releases. I mean, what is the point in releasing security update for
> xulrunner while it cannot be installed due to tons of broken deps? We
> have chain builds,
they only work in devel.

>we have support for multiple package updates, why has
> xulrunner been rebuilt and pushed only with firefox,
> epiphany(-extensions), yelp and devhelp [2], and without mentioning it
> on the -devel(-announce) list?

bodhi needs to do dep check before pushing updates.
If the updates have broken deps the push should fail.

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