Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#222 closed defect (invalid)

libtool packaging and dependencies

Reported by: ak120 Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: spec files Version:
Severity: low Keywords:
Cc:

Description

It's not possible to install only libtool runtime. By launching "yum install libtool" there are 11 other required packages offered:
autoconf
automake
binutils
gcc
info
libc-devel
libmpc3
libsupc++6
m4
mpfr
tar
It would be sane for "yum install libtool-devel" to have 67 MB of devtools downloaded and installed.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by dmik

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

The reason why it is so is because libtool is in fact a devel package on its own. And all these dependencies have their reason, w/o them libtool will NOT function properly. I'm closing this. Feel free to re-open if you think that any particular package from the list is not actually required (you will have to provide more details on that though so that we could check).

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by ak120

Ok, there already is a package with only the runtime called "libtool-ltdl". So only the naming is quite weird.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by dmik

It's not a runtime. Libtool doesn't have a runtime and doesn't need one. It's some libtool support libraries for special development cases. They are not needed for normal libtool function and hence are in a separate package.

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