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Bug 238890 - gutenprint-foomatic doesn't get installed on updates
Summary: gutenprint-foomatic doesn't get installed on updates
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gutenprint
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 239003
Blocks: FC7Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-05-03 17:41 UTC by Thorsten Leemhuis
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: F-7
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-06-11 09:55:53 UTC

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Description Thorsten Leemhuis 2007-05-03 17:41:36 UTC
Description of problem:
I yum updated two systems to rawhide weeks ago (I know, this is not supported,
but I doubt its different when updating with anaconda). I noticed that
gutenprint-foomatic was not installed on both of them. gutenprint itself was, as
it obsoletes gimp-print. But gutenprint is not much worth without
gutenprint-foomatic, as you can't configure gutenprint drivers without
gutenprint-foomatic afaics . Maybe a better placed obsoletes (maybe just move
the current one itto the gutenprint-foomatic package, as that will track in the
main gutenprint package automatically afterwards) or an additional one (not
sure) might get gutenprint-foomatic tracked in automatically, too.  

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

Would be nice to see this fixed before releasing F7, as the current behavior
otherwise might confuse users a lot.

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2007-05-04 12:03:28 UTC
Yes, it should be moved to gutenprint-foomatic.  Good catch!

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2007-05-04 14:15:57 UTC
Build blocked by GCC bug #239003.

Comment 3 Thorsten Leemhuis 2007-05-04 14:45:53 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Good catch!

Well, after filing this bug I wasn't sure anymore if gutenprint-foomatic
actually is needed to use gutenprint, but according to your reaction it seems so.

While investigating I noticed two other things in in comp.xml (see

- gutenprint is listed in the group "graphics" ("This group includes packages to
help you manipulate and scan images."). Sounds wrong to me -- "Printing" might
be the better place afaics. 

- I can't see gutenprint-foomatic in comps.xml at all. Shouldn't that be added
to the printing group, too? Likely marked as 'type="default"', so it gets
installed when people choose the printing group? 

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2007-05-04 15:25:23 UTC
Well, gutenprint-foomatic isn't *needed* for printing: you can install
gutenprint-cups instead and use the native CUPS drivers.  But we used to ship
the equivalent of guteprint-foomatic in with the foomatic package back when
gimp-print was used.

I've filed bug #239033 to track those comps issues.

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