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Bug 2172406 - Don't depend on system-rpm-config
Summary: Don't depend on system-rpm-config
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pkgconf
Version: 38
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Neal Gompa
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: AcceptedFreezeException
Depends On:
Blocks: IoT F38BetaBlocker F38BetaFreezeException
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2023-02-22 09:50 UTC by Peter Robinson
Modified: 2023-02-28 17:01 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: pkgconf-1.8.0-6.fc38
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Last Closed: 2023-02-28 17:01:06 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Peter Robinson 2023-02-22 09:50:53 UTC
Commit a888a310 added a dependency on system-rpm-config although it's not exactly clear why other than "pkg-config queries the system vendor, host type, etc" but it pulls all of the *srpm-macros plus a lot of other deps in (see below) which is not wanted on systems that aren't used for building rpms.

Unfortunately pkgconf is used/needed (no idea why) by a number of standard system requirements (bash-completion for one) which means it gets pulled in for even minimal installs and hence now so do a lot of other unnecessary components.

$ dnf upgrade
Last metadata expiration check: 0:13:30 ago on Wed 22 Feb 2023 09:32:53 AM UTC.
Dependencies resolved.
 Package                          Architecture  Version                   Repository     Size
 libpkgconf                       x86_64        1.8.0-5.fc38              fedora         35 k
 pkgconf                          x86_64        1.8.0-5.fc38              fedora         41 k
 pkgconf-m4                       noarch        1.8.0-5.fc38              fedora         14 k
 pkgconf-pkg-config               x86_64        1.8.0-5.fc38              fedora        9.6 k
Installing dependencies:
 ansible-srpm-macros              noarch        1-9.1.fc38                fedora        8.8 k
 dwz                              x86_64        0.15-2.fc38               fedora        135 k
 efi-srpm-macros                  noarch        5-7.fc38                  fedora         22 k
 fonts-srpm-macros                noarch        1:2.0.5-11.fc38           fedora         26 k
 fpc-srpm-macros                  noarch        1.3-7.fc38                fedora        7.8 k
 ghc-srpm-macros                  noarch        1.6.1-1.fc38              fedora        8.0 k
 gnat-srpm-macros                 noarch        6-2.fc38                  fedora        8.8 k
 go-srpm-macros                   noarch        3.2.0-2.fc38              fedora         27 k
 kernel-srpm-macros               noarch        1.0-16.fc38               fedora        9.3 k
 lua-srpm-macros                  noarch        1-8.fc38                  fedora        8.6 k
 nim-srpm-macros                  noarch        3-8.fc38                  fedora        8.5 k
 ocaml-srpm-macros                noarch        7-3.fc38                  fedora         13 k
 openblas-srpm-macros             noarch        2-13.fc38                 fedora        7.5 k
 package-notes-srpm-macros        noarch        0.5-7.fc38                fedora         11 k
 perl-srpm-macros                 noarch        1-48.fc38                 fedora        8.4 k
 pyproject-srpm-macros            noarch        1.6.2-1.fc38              fedora         14 k
 python-srpm-macros               noarch        3.11-9.fc38               fedora         26 k
 qt5-srpm-macros                  noarch        5.15.8-2.fc38             fedora        8.1 k
 redhat-rpm-config                noarch        249-1.fc38                fedora         83 k
 rpmautospec-rpm-macros           noarch        0.3.5-1.fc38              fedora        9.3 k
 rust-srpm-macros                 noarch        24-1.fc38                 fedora         12 k
 zip                              x86_64        3.0-36.fc38               fedora        265 k

Transaction Summary
Install  22 Packages
Upgrade   4 Packages

Total download size: 828 k
Is this ok [y/N]:

Comment 1 Fedora Blocker Bugs Application 2023-02-22 09:52:05 UTC
Proposed as a Blocker for 38-beta by Fedora user pbrobinson using the blocker tracking app because:

 Pulls in a lot of unnecessary deps we don't want for IoT (or other minimal images)

Comment 2 Neal Gompa 2023-02-22 12:00:36 UTC
While I'm not sure of the value of this bug, I did check and as far as I can tell, the platform variables are shipped with the rpm package, so we shouldn't need system-rpm-config for this. I'll drop the dependency.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2023-02-22 12:50:16 UTC
FEDORA-2023-766817d642 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 38.

Comment 4 Adam Williamson 2023-02-22 17:17:37 UTC
This feels like a stretch as a blocker to me, but natural candidate for an FE, so proposing it as one.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2023-02-23 10:25:30 UTC
FEDORA-2023-766817d642 has been pushed to the Fedora 38 testing repository.

You can provide feedback for this update here:

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Comment 6 Adam Williamson 2023-02-23 20:35:19 UTC
+3 for FE in , marking accepted FE.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2023-02-28 17:01:06 UTC
FEDORA-2023-766817d642 has been pushed to the Fedora 38 stable repository.
If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.

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