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Bug 453005 - pm-utils has unnecessary Requires on kbd
Summary: pm-utils has unnecessary Requires on kbd
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pm-utils
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Phil Knirsch
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-26 15:41 UTC by Chris Lalancette
Modified: 2015-03-05 01:20 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-06-26 16:17:35 UTC

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Patch to remove unnecessary kbd dependency from pm-utils (deleted)
2008-06-26 15:41 UTC, Chris Lalancette
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Description Chris Lalancette 2008-06-26 15:41:29 UTC
Description of problem:
As part of oVirt (, we need to use hal on our embedded node
image.  The hal package pulls in pm-utils, which pulls in the kbd package. 
However, it looks like based on the ChangeLog in the top level of the source tree:

    remove sysfont wrapper call. no other distro from fedora uses it
    On Jan 28, 2008 11:31 AM, Dan Nicholson <> wrote:
    > On Jan 27, 2008 9:42 PM, Vasiliy G Tolstov <> wrote:
    > > Gentoo does not have this utilities. Default gentoo init script that
    > > setting console font executes /bin/setfont
    > That's because setsysfont is a Fedora specific wrapper script around
    > setfont in their initscripts package.
    In that case...
    Patch attached to remove 60sysfont.  setsysfont is Fedora-specific,

So I think the kbd dependency is no longer needed for pm-utils.  This will save
us 2MB of disk-space, which is important since we are trying to keep the
compressed size of the node < 64MB.

Attached is a simple spec file patch to do just this.

Comment 1 Chris Lalancette 2008-06-26 15:41:29 UTC
Created attachment 310345 [details]
Patch to remove unnecessary kbd dependency from pm-utils

Comment 2 Till Maas 2008-06-26 16:17:35 UTC
pm-utils uses chvt, which is in kbd, therefore the dependency is still needed.
Maybe you can get chvt seperated from kbd, but currently I do not see a way to
get rid of the kbd dependency.

Comment 3 Till Maas 2008-07-02 08:21:47 UTC
Maybe the usage of chvt in pm-utils will be removed by upstream soon, when this
happens and the version hits Fedora, the kbd dependency will be dropped.

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