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Bug 177535 - libnotify should have a Requires: notify-daemon
Summary: libnotify should have a Requires: notify-daemon
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libnotify
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC5Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-01-11 17:13 UTC by Dave Malcolm
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-01-12 20:49:18 UTC

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Description Dave Malcolm 2006-01-11 17:13:10 UTC
Description of problem:
Applications using libnotify expect something user-visible to happen if they use
the libnotify API; if notify-daemon is not installed the notifications will fail.

Suggest that libnotify should have a "Requires: notify-daemon" so that
applications using notifications can simply "Requires: libnotify" in order to
have it work sanely.

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

Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2006-01-11 19:26:37 UTC
Adding to caillon's stack

Comment 2 Christopher Aillon 2006-01-12 04:34:02 UTC
Not sure if we should actually add this Requires since technically libnotify
doesn't rely on a specific notification daemon, but we should make sure that
notify-daemon is in comps to everwhere libnotify is...

Comment 3 Dave Malcolm 2006-01-12 16:36:10 UTC
Perhaps could address that with a virtual Provides/Requires in
notify-daemon/libnotify respectively.

I've added a manual Requires: notify-daemon to evolution-2.5.4-4 since evolution
expects a notification daemon to be running; I still think it makes sense to do
this at the libnotify level, rather than adding it to every package that uses

Comment 4 Christopher Aillon 2006-01-12 16:39:49 UTC
Yeah, I built a virtual provides earlier this morning.  It's
desktop-notification-daemon fwiw.  Evolution is currently building to remove the

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