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Bug 237596 - app-office/openoffice-bin depends on app-arch/rpm implicitly
Summary: app-office/openoffice-bin depends on app-arch/rpm implicitly
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-09-14 00:26 UTC by Dustin Howett
Modified: 2008-09-14 01:51 UTC (History)
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Description Dustin Howett 2008-09-14 00:26:56 UTC
I attempted to emerge openoffice-bin (2.4.1, I checked and 3.0.0* doesn't either, but I don't know if they use rpms for packaging), and got rather cryptic error messages (premature end of cpio archive, not a bzip2 file, etc), but the unpack "succeeded"; install failed when it couldn't find any .desktop files.

It turns out that I needed to install rpm (<5.0.0, according to one bug, but i didn't have ANY version of rpm)..

Shouldn't the openoffice-bin packages depend on rpm?

Expected Behaviour: openoffice-bin pulls in rpm and installs correctly.

Observed Behaviour: openoffice-bin fails to install with cryptic error messages and never claims that rpm was not found.
Comment 1 Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-09-14 00:43:40 UTC
It doesn't. The ebuild inherits rpm.eclass, which uses rpm2targz to unpack the rpm's. Please provide `emerge --info` and the cryptic output and reopen.
Comment 2 Dustin Howett 2008-09-14 01:51:41 UTC
This was caused by #235290. Sorry for the alarm!