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FS#14236 - JRE requires libXtst to run, but it's not a dependency

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Lars Stokholm (stokholm) - Tuesday, 14 April 2009, 16:24 GMT
Last edited by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Wednesday, 22 April 2009, 15:53 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Status Closed
Assigned To Geoffroy Carrier (gcarrier)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Since the recent update of (1.6.0), xorg-utils is no longer depended upon by packages essential to running an X session. Therefore xorg-utils can be uninstalled. But xorg-utils depends on libXtst which, if uninstalled, will render JRE useless. So JRE should depend on libXtst.

Additional info:
[lars@laptop ~]$ pacman -Q jre libxtst
jre 6u12-1
libxtst 1.0.3-1
[lars@laptop ~]$ pacman -Qi libxtst | grep "Required By"
Required By : None

Steps to reproduce:
1) pacman -Rns xorg-utils (make sure libXtst is removed)
2) Go to
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Closed by  Ionut Biru (wonder)
Wednesday, 22 April 2009, 15:53 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed