CouchDB has excessive dependencies

Bug #385104 reported by James Henstridge
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couchdb (Debian)
Fix Released
couchdb (Ubuntu)

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Binary package hint: couchdb

In Karmic, the erlang-nox package was split into multiple smaller packages leaving erlang-nox as a dummy dependency package.

The couchdb package still depends on erlang-nox though, so brings in a large number of libraries it doesn't actually require to run. I put together a package in my PPA that reduces the dependencies to those that are actually needed. The build record and debdiff are available here:

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package couchdb - 0.9.0-2ubuntu2

couchdb (0.9.0-2ubuntu2) karmic; urgency=low

  * Change erlang-nox dependency to erlang-inets. (LP: #385104)

 -- James Henstridge <email address hidden> Tue, 02 Jun 2009 17:17:40 +0800

Changed in couchdb (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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James Henstridge (jamesh) wrote :

When testing things after asac's 0.9.0-2ubuntu1 release, I found that I missed some dependencies, so the previous package from my PPA was broken. The problem only presented itself at runtime though, which is why I didn't catch it immediately.

Here is the fixed package, which adds dependencies on erlang-crypto and erlang-xmerl:

With this change, all but one of the tests in the couchdb test suite pass, and the remaining one is apparently a known issue. It also fixes up the LD_LIBRARY_PATH changes to put the xulrunner directory first, which is necessary if the user also happens to have libmozjs-dev installed.

Changed in couchdb (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
Changed in couchdb (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package couchdb - 0.9.0-2ubuntu3

couchdb (0.9.0-2ubuntu3) karmic; urgency=low

  * Add missing erlang-{crypto,xmerl} dependencies, thanks James Henstridge!
    (LP: #385104)

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Fri, 12 Jun 2009 18:06:25 +0200

Changed in couchdb (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in couchdb (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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