Too many dependencies? was: Is Linux always so frustating?

David Jansen jansen at
Thu Apr 8 12:58:11 UTC 2004

The actual dependency is on, which doesn't have to be
provided by mozilla; firefox also provides this library:
$ rpm -q --whatprovides 
So there still is a choice.

Now the version available from comes with the
library included. In that case there is no dependency, but also no way
to upgrade this library when a new version ofmozilla/firefox is released,
without having to upgrade all op OOo.

Maybe could be made into a separate package (just as 
mozilla-nss and mozilla-nspr) to allow installations without mozilla or
firefox but with OOo.
But I'm not an expert on mozilla, OOo or rpm packaging, so probably the 
real situation is more complex than this.

David Jansen

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