persistent gnome dep problems (F16 alpha rc3-5, alpha), --skip-broken wants to haul in 32-bit libs

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Wed Aug 24 23:05:52 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-08-24 at 17:53 -0500, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > Bodhi has the ability to bundle several updates together even when they
> > are not direct dependencies.  He is referring to that
> Yes, I understand Bodhi can link any group of packages together.
> >
> > Example:
> >
> >,kdeaccessibility-4.6.5-1.fc14,kdeadmin-4.6.5-1.fc14,kdeartwork-4.6.5-1.fc14,kdebase-4.6.5-1.fc14,kdebase-runtime-4.6.5-1.fc14,kdebase-workspace-4.6.5-2.fc14,kdebindings-4.6.5-1.fc14,kdeedu-4.6.5-1.fc14,kdegames-4.6.5-1.fc14,kdegraphics-4.6.5-3.fc14,kdelibs-4.6.5-1.fc14,kdemultimedia-4.6.5-2.fc14,kdenetwork-4.6.5-1.fc14,kdepimlibs-4.6.5-1.fc14,kdeplasma-addons-4.6.5-1.fc14,kdesdk-4.6.5-1.fc14,kdetoys-4.6.5-1.fc14,kdeutils-4.6.5-2.fc14,oxygen-icon-theme-4.6.5-1.fc14
> So there are items in this list that could be shipped in a separate 
> update without any negative side-effects? I'm not a KDE expert, but I 
> don't see a package that could be left off.
> If there are cases where package A and B are in an update and don't 
> relate to each other and would run without crashing in separate updates 
> then they should be in separate updates. I don't see that being the case 
> in this thread unless I'm drinking cool-aid, which I very well might be 
> doing.

No, you're not. By all policy, the GNOME update should be one
super-mega-giganto update, which it now is. We were just discussing the
reasons maintainers aren't very fond of those updates.
Adam Williamson
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