Sugar and GTK updates

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Sun Aug 21 15:01:31 EDT 2011

On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 10:20 AM, S Page <skierpage at> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 13:49, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at> wrote:
>> I've been working on keeping Fedora's deps in check for quite some
>> time (from around Fedora 8 or 9 if my memory serves me correctly). Its
>> unfortunately one of those pretty thankless and never ending jobs.
> Thanks much!
>> If people pick up on things where we can split
>> certain features out into sub-packages so we don't pull in big deps do
>> let me know,
> Is there a tracking bug like ?

It really needs to be filed in upstream Fedora bugtracker as that's
where it needs to be fixed.

> In response to 2011/6/3 Yader Velásquez's "Packages size list 11.2.0
> build 20" message, I commented:
>> 37.69mb perl
> Something's always dragging Perl in, and OLPC engineers hack it out again.
> `rpm -e --test perl` suggests /usr/bin perl is needed by inkscape ,
> but my rpm-foo is weak. Inkscape might also be the one pulling in
>> 6.54mb ImageMagick
>> 0.45mb perl-Pod-Simple
> I believe XO's don't include any documentation this generates.

All the perl stuff is pulled in by inkscape. There is a bug report for
it but I'm not sure its easy to fix as it links against libperl for

>> 1.77mb libbonobo
>> 1.21mb libbonoboui
>> 0.46mb ORBit2
> Deprecated since Gnome 2.4 around 2007 and yet they're still around :-(

That's not actually correct. It was deprecated in gnome 3. Since gnome
2.16 they've been moving to remove it but it was only completed and
officially removed in gnome 3. It should go when we rebase to a newer
upstream fedora.

>> 10.29mb wxGTK
> I think the Audacity app for Gnome is the only thing that requires the
> wx toolkit.
>> 0.32mb rarian
>> 0.23mb rarian-compat
> These produce documentation that isn't shipped on the XOs.  See
>>> 11.61mb evolution-data-server
> That's still there, but I think because gnome-panel-2.32 requires it,
> and some other Gnome packages need libs from its package.

That's required by a number of gnome apps.

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