Ok this is just an example that hit me today, so I wonder what is the
opinion here, please do not concentrate on the problem at hand but on
the general problem it highlights (user experience on server).
In a headless F20 if you "yum install firefox" you get a broken
application when you want to run it through an ssh session (I ssh -Y in
I think this is a reasonably common mode of operation, and yet
installing firefox does not bring in all the dependencies it needs to
The classic dependency it misses that I know about is xorg-x11-xauth,
however in F20 firefox apparently also misses fonts and will show an
unintelligible crash report dialog (unintelligible because there are no
I think a good server experience will require that yum install firefox
on a headless system installs all required packages to make it work, is
this something we need to take care of going forward ?
Apparently there is some dispute about who owns the bug, but I wasn't
able to find out where, on #fedora-devel I was told it was in a bug that
has probably been closed w/o resolving the issue ...
Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York