Stuff that should be our target going forward ?

Simo Sorce simo at
Thu Oct 31 19:42:49 UTC 2013

On Thu, 2013-10-31 at 15:00 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Simo Sorce (simo at said: 
> > Can't we create a Provides: tag and make it a dependency for firefox ?
> >
> > Then make a package that has a 'reasonable default' of Requires: and
> > make it Provide that tag, different spins may decide to have different
> > packages provide the special tag.
> I suppose you could have a metapackage that requires the default set of
> fonts (that matches @fonts), and have it be a requirement of either
> libX11 or the major toolkits. But having to add the requires per-app would
> be wrong, IMO.

Well firefox brought in a number of libraries.
The library that actually chokes seem to be pango, so perhaps that's the
package that should have this metapackage as a dependency ?


Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York

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