[CentOS] yum remove 'tomcat*'?

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Tue Jul 31 15:38:12 UTC 2007

Les Mikesell wrote:
> Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>>>> On CentOS 5, why does 'yum remove tomcat*' remove all of the
>>>>> openoffice
>>>>> packages?
>>>> That would be because openoffice requires tomcat to install it ... if
>>>> you tell yum that you want to remove tomcat ... since openoffice
>>>> requires tomcat, it has to also remove openoffice.
>>> It seems bizarre for an office suite to depend on a java servlet engine,
>>> but OK...  
>> We don't write it, we just build it and make sure it links up correctly
>> compared to upstream.
>> Now how do I get one that works under Sun java?  And is there
>>> a way to get eclipse without gcj?
>> Not from Red Hat (wrt sun java) ... they did use tomcat and gcj.  If you
>> want sun java, I imagine you would have to change the specs and rebuild.
>>   I have no idea how to do that (I have not looked at it at all).
> Red Hat fixed their bug:
> http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2007-0365.html

That has been pushed to updates ... however, I don't see it has any
impact on open office.  It is related to tomcat.

> I haven't seen a response to centos bugzilla 0002160 that I filed a
> month ago about this.

I didn't see the bug before ... but it was released 7/22/2007:


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