On Sat, 31 Dec 2005 20:40:56 +1030, Tim wrote: > Hi, > > I don't use spamassassin, I find it more of a hindrance than a help, so > I wanted to remove it. > > yum remove spamassassin > ...[snip]... > ============================================================================= > Package Arch Version Repository Size > ============================================================================= > Removing: > spamassassin i386 3.0.4-2.fc4 installed 1.8 M > Removing for dependencies: > evolution i386 2.2.3-2.fc4 installed 24 M > > And trying "rpm -e spamassassin" produces the same sort of response. > > Surely this is a stupid dependency? It's supposedly *optional* whether > you use anti-spam filtering in Evolution (I've never allowed it's junk > mail checking), why should it *have* to be present? > > -- > Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored. > I read messages from the public lists. Not the only annoying dependency. For instance, tetex-xdvi comes with 40Mb of japanese fonts. What if all of a sudden I feel like writing japanese papers? Joke: Q: Why does a policeman always put a full glass of water and an empty one on his bedside table before he goes to bed? A: Well, what if he's thirsty? But what if he's not thirsty? I haven't checked, but I bet there must be a compile option in the evolution source that allows you to disable spamassassin. If I really wanted to get rid of spamassassin, I'd download the evolution src.rpm, hack it, change the spec file and rebuild it. But probably not worth the trouble.