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Bug 218463 - libpng should not depend on lzma
Summary: libpng should not depend on lzma
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
: 218872 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-04-19 19:38 UTC by Matthias B.
Modified: 2009-12-27 16:18 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Matthias B. 2008-04-19 19:38:19 UTC
I just wanted to update to libpng-1.2.26-r1 because of the security advisory and I find that it wants to pull in lzma-utils. Please change the ebuild back to use the bz2 archives. Forcing yet another superduper compression utility down everyone's throat is not the proper way to go. It's unnecessary bloat.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 cJ 2008-04-19 19:42:06 UTC
upstream decided that.
upstream also decides the building tool (make/cmake/dmake/scons/....), and the programming language of the software, that's not new...
Comment 2 Ingmar Vanhassel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-04-19 21:02:18 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 18459 ***
Comment 3 Matthias B. 2008-04-20 09:35:36 UTC
I think there's been a mistake. What does this bug have to do with bug 18459 which concerns a new package gwget?

@cJ: upstream is still offering .tar.bz2 packages and libpng installed just fine after I copied the ebuild to my private overlay, replaced lzma with bz2 and removed the lzma dependency.
Comment 4 Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-04-20 12:46:09 UTC
I don't see the point, forcing lzma on our users, when bzip2 and gzip tarballs are available, either. Well, maintainer decision.
Comment 5 cJ 2008-04-20 16:00:03 UTC
Sorry, I didn't know that upstream still proposed bzip'ed packages.
I don't know what's the point in complaining about lzma, though :)
Comment 6 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2008-04-20 18:47:51 UTC
deal with it
Comment 7 Ingmar Vanhassel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-04-22 12:18:58 UTC
*** Bug 218872 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Ingmar Vanhassel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-04-22 12:25:02 UTC
*** Bug 218872 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***