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Bug 189030 - RFE: make hplip-gui require reportlab
Summary: RFE: make hplip-gui require reportlab
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hplip
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC6Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-04-14 22:14 UTC by Bernard Johnson
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: 2.7.6-2.fc8
Doc Type: Enhancement
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-07-06 11:26:34 UTC

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Description Bernard Johnson 2006-04-14 22:14:36 UTC
Description of problem:
Without reportlab installed, cover sheets can not be created for hp-sendfax. 
Without the ability to customize cover sheets, the value of a program like
hp-sendfax is compromised.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. hp-sendfax
Actual results:
[bjohnson@localhost ~]$ hp-sendfax
 [ERROR]: Coverpages disabled. Reportlab not installed.

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 0.9.10)
PC Sendfax Utility ver. 1.7

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2006-04-24 13:09:25 UTC
You can just 'yum install reportlab' to get it from Fedora Extras.  I don't
think we can have a Base package actually *require* an Extras package.

Comment 2 Bernard Johnson 2006-04-25 16:00:47 UTC
Oh, I didn't realize it was in extras.  I tried "yum install reportlab" as even
you suggested and assumed it was not available.  By the way, it's
python-reportlab, which is why I didn't find it ;)

I agree that you can't have a base package require an extras package.  It seems
to me, since it provides a vital piece of functionality for a base package that
maybe it should be in core. (Yeah, I know how people scream when that type of
thing is suggested).  I really don't know the exact criteria for doing such, so
just take this as MHO.

By the way, reportlab is borken anyway :)  bug #189894.

Comment 3 Bernard Johnson 2007-03-23 20:57:33 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> You can just 'yum install reportlab' to get it from Fedora Extras.  I don't
> think we can have a Base package actually *require* an Extras package.

This should be a non-issue with the core/extras merge coming up.

Comment 4 Bernard Johnson 2007-07-05 18:26:15 UTC
Any thoughts on putting this in F7 & rawhide now that merge is completed?

Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2007-07-06 11:26:34 UTC
Unfortunately the scanning stuff is in the main package, so the dependency needs
to go there.

Comment 6 Bernard Johnson 2007-07-06 17:32:39 UTC
If I understand it correctly, hp-sendfax runs fine without reportlab, you just
can't send a cover page without it.  But the interactive mode doesn't have any
way to use the cover page editor, so there doesn't need to be a dependency
there.  But you could put the dependency in the gui package because only the gui
mode of hp-scanfax has the ability to use it.  Did I miss something there?

Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2007-07-09 09:49:49 UTC
Ah, I see.  Fixed in 2.7.6-4.fc8.

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