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Bug 1059019 - paprefs pulls Apper as dependency
Summary: paprefs pulls Apper as dependency
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: paprefs
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lennart Poettering
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-01-29 01:54 UTC by Markus S.
Modified: 2015-06-29 14:50 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 14:50:41 UTC

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Description Markus S. 2014-01-29 01:54:57 UTC
For whatever reason installing paprefs pulls Apper – a KDE package manager – as dependendy.

sudo yum install paprefs
Loaded plugins: etckeeper, langpacks, priorities, refresh-packagekit, refresh-updatesd, versionlock
30 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package paprefs.x86_64 0:0.9.10-5.fc20 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: pulseaudio-module-gconf for package: paprefs-0.9.10-5.fc20.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: PackageKit-session-service for package: paprefs-0.9.10-5.fc20.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: for package: paprefs-0.9.10-5.fc20.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: for package: paprefs-0.9.10-5.fc20.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package apper.x86_64 0:0.8.1-2.fc20 will be installed
---> Package gconfmm26.x86_64 0:2.28.3-6.fc20 will be installed
---> Package libglademm24.x86_64 0:2.6.7-9.fc20 will be installed
---> Package pulseaudio-module-gconf.x86_64 0:4.0-9.gitf81e3.fc20 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
--> Finding unneeded leftover dependencies
Found and removing 0 unneeded dependencies

Dependencies Resolved

 Package                                         Arch                           Version                                     Repository                       Size
 paprefs                                         x86_64                         0.9.10-5.fc20                               fedora                           68 k
Installing for dependencies:
 apper                                           x86_64                         0.8.1-2.fc20                                updates                         985 k
 gconfmm26                                       x86_64                         2.28.3-6.fc20                               fedora                           42 k
 libglademm24                                    x86_64                         2.6.7-9.fc20                                fedora                           37 k
 pulseaudio-module-gconf                         x86_64                         4.0-9.gitf81e3.fc20                         updates                          17 k

Transaction Summary
Install  1 Package (+4 Dependent packages)

Total download size: 1.1 M
Installed size: 4.8 M

Comment 1 Michel Alexandre Salim 2014-01-29 02:54:13 UTC
Weird, I don't get apper pulled in. Probably because I already have another package installed that provides that dependency.

Using repoquery --provides apper, repoquery --requires paprefs and then repoquery --whatprovides PackageKit-session-service, it could be that you don't have gnome-packagekit installed, which would provide that dependency.

What desktop are you running?

Comment 2 Markus S. 2014-01-29 14:01:55 UTC
Yes, I don't have Gnome PackageKit installed. I use Plasma Desktop and YumEx as graphical package manager.

Why would a PulseAudio preferences app require a PackageKit frontend anyway?

Comment 3 Michel Alexandre Salim 2014-01-30 07:17:49 UTC
From the home page,

"There is an implicit dependency on PackageKit. If you don't install PackageKit the 'Install' buttons in the UI for installing necessary PulseAudio plugins won't work."

Since Fedora's RPM and packaging guidelines do not sanction the use of soft dependencies, we had to choose between not listing the suggested/recommended dependency on PackageKit altogether, and making it a hard dependency.

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Comment 5 Franco Bugnano 2015-06-06 08:03:30 UTC
This problem still exists in Fedora 22, when installing paprefs using dnf, a lot of KDE related dependencies get installed.
I know that it is not easy to implement, but it would be great if in this case the PackageKit frontend of the currently used desktop environment gets installed, instead of defaulting to KDE.

Comment 6 Fedora End Of Life 2015-06-29 14:50:41 UTC
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