Is the Print Support and OpenOffice Yes/No really honored

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Sun Sep 28 20:11:59 UTC 2003

On Sun, Sep 28, 2003 at 08:14:40PM +0100, Matheesha wrote:
> Hi,
> I am asking this as I've just seen that some are experiencing issues
> with disabling the firewall. While I was installing Fedora Test 2 I
> chose not to install printing support and yet cups is installed and
> is active. Both Cups and the Cups libraries are installed.  I am a
> newbie to Linux so I am not sure if Cups was installed as it may be
> required for some other reason.

If you installed Gnome, you get Cups. Gnome is dependent on
Cups. Perhaps the Gnome RPMs could be re-done to use Cups if it is
present but not require it?

To determine the dependency chain, try uninstalling packages you don't
want, and follow the chain of complaints. E.g:

rpm -e <package>

> The same goes for Open Office. I chose not to install any
> Office/Productivity apps and yet Open Office libraries are
> installed.

I believe that this is a bug, but I haven't filed it yet. I spotted it
in Beta 1, but am waiting to confirm it on Beta 2.

There is no reason for the OOo libraries to be installed other than
for OOo itself. I can't guess why there are three separate packages,
unless it is to keep the package size down to an average of 35 MB
each. I find this one particularly egregious because they account for
some 230 MB installed, and my test machine has 1.6 GB of usable disk


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