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Bug 155125 - Gnome-applets requires apmd, conflicts with apmud on PowerPC
Summary: Gnome-applets requires apmd, conflicts with apmud on PowerPC
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-applets
Version: rawhide
Hardware: powerpc
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-16 18:02 UTC by W. Michael Petullo
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-04-22 15:14:23 UTC

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Description W. Michael Petullo 2005-04-16 18:02:40 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux ppc; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050322 Epiphany/1.5.8

Description of problem:
The gnome-applets package cannot be installed on an Apple system that uses apmud instead of apmd.

The gnome-applets package requires is provided by apmd.  Apmd conflicts with apmud.  The apmud package is in Fedora Extras and is the preferred power management system for modern Apple systems.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
On a system that uses apmud instead of apmd, try to perform a yum update.

Actual Results:  The update fails because of the dependency problem.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-04-18 18:05:05 UTC
Does the battstat applet work with apmud? Is apmud just a drop in replacement
for apmd?

Comment 2 W. Michael Petullo 2005-04-18 18:31:48 UTC
No, apmud is not a drop in replacement for apmd.  /usr/libexec/battstat-applet-2
requires and this is not provided by apmud.

Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-04-18 18:44:17 UTC
So the solution would have to be two part:

1) build gnome-applets without battstat applet on powerpc until 2) can happen
2) eventually port battstat applet to use apmud

If apmd already works on ppc I would say doing 1) would be a really bad idea
(because people without apmud would suddenly lose a useful feature for no reason).

What's the state of apmd on powerpc?  David, do you know?

Comment 4 David Woodhouse 2005-04-18 20:53:45 UTC
The battstat_applet just uses a routine in which parses /proc/apm.

We don't use apmd on PPC, and neither does battstat_applet. The best answer is
probably to split the apm package into two parts -- apmd itself, and the library.

Alternatively, just import that fairly simple routine into battstat_applet
itself, and drop the dependency altogether.

Please don't stop building battstat_applet on ppc.

Comment 5 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-04-20 14:32:23 UTC

I've built a fix that should show up in tomorrow's rawhide.  Can one of you guys
test it for me and close the bug if it works?

Comment 6 W. Michael Petullo 2005-04-22 15:14:23 UTC
The dependency is now gone any the GNOME battery applet now works on my iBook. 
Thank you, Ray and David!

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