Orphaned Packages in rawhide (2015-07-07)

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Jul 7 16:12:10 UTC 2015

On Tue, Jul 07, 2015 at 04:53:42PM +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
>  On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 4:45 PM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 07, 2015 at 04:38:52PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> >> There's no deliberate dependency.  Maybe ocaml-lablgtk has a binding
> >> for it, but we'd just drop that if the library is obsolete.
> >
> > Apparently the dependency chain is:
> >
> >   ocaml-lablgtk -> gtksourceview -> libgnomeprint
> >
> > (Note that's gtksourceview, not gtksourceview2)
> >
> > I have tried dropping the dependency on gtksourceview to see if that
> > makes a difference.  Here is a scratch build:
> >
> >   http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=10312096
> >
> > I've no idea if anyone cares about gtksourceview, but maybe a better
> > plan is to drop the gtksourceview -> libgnomeprint dep instead?
> There's gtksourceview2 and gtksourceview3, the original gtksourceview
> I believe is long dead too so maybe ocaml can move to one of the newer
> ones.

These are just OCaml bindings, so it depends on whether there are
applications using them -- the answer is no for gtksourceview
according to:

  $ repoquery --whatrequires 'ocaml(GtkSourceViewProps)'
  (no output)

and yes for gtksourceview2 according to:

  $ repoquery --whatrequires 'ocaml(GtkSourceView2Props)'

Anyway, I have now dropped gtksourceview (but there are still
gtksourceview2 bindings).


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