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What is dleyna, and why does yum update suddenly want to install it?

asked 2015-03-22 12:48:48 -0600

nlj gravatar image

updated 2015-03-23 08:21:44 -0600

Yum wants to install dleyna-connector-dbus, dleyna-core, and dleyna-server "for dependencies". Yum info reports that dleyna provides services for DLNA digital media. Wikipedia states that DLNA is an initiative of the likes of Sony, Time Warner, and Comcast and it talks about "restrictions over" "types of media file format, encodings and resolutions". This sounds, superficially at least, like the sort of freedom-denying system that I don't want on my computer.

I haven't installed any new software recently, so dleyna seems to be a new dependency of software already installed on my system. (Totem and/or gnome-online-miners, to be specific.)

I have three questions:

  1. Where can I find out more about dleyna so that I can make an informed decision about whether or not to use it?

  2. and about why totem and/or gnome-online-miners suddenly require it?

  3. Also, can Totem and gnome-online-miners be safely uninstalled? (I suspect they both arrived on my system with Gnome 3, and as far as I know I have no use for either.)

Thanks.

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answered 2015-03-22 21:58:21 -0600

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1) yum info package-name

2) perhaps to better support the protocol dlna

3) The problem are the packages that depend on what you want to remove. So either waives all relevant packages or you keep even the unwanted.

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Thank you.

1) yum info package-name

Indeed. That is how I learned that these dleyna packages are implementing some aspect of DLNA. I should have been more specific in my original question. I have now edited my question to say that I'm looking for pointers to enough information to make an informed decision about whether or not to install it. Package descriptions can never have enough information for that.

2) perhaps to better support the protocol dlna

Perhaps, but that's conjecture. And part of the answer to the first question needs to be whether adding support for DLNA adds capability to my system or removes it.

3) The problem are the packages that depend on what you want to remove. So either waives all relevant packages or you keep even the unwanted.

I was overcautious here. [Twice shy since I once nearly accidentally removed a lot of needed ...(more)

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answered 2015-03-24 08:44:22 -0600

sergiomb gravatar image

updated 2015-03-24 08:49:17 -0600

Hi, you can search by what requires dleyna :

repoquery --whatrequires dleyna\*
(...)
gnome-photos 
grilo-plugins

repoquery --whatrequires grilo-plugins\*

gnome-music-0:3.14.2-1.fc21.x86_64
gnome-music-0:3.14.3.1-1.fc21.x86_64
gnome-online-miners-0:3.14.0-1.fc21.x86_64
gnome-online-miners-0:3.14.1-1.fc21.x86_64
media-explorer-0:0.4.4-13.fc21.i686
media-explorer-0:0.4.4-13.fc21.x86_64
totem-1:3.14.0-1.fc21.i686
totem-1:3.14.0-1.fc21.x86_64
totem-1:3.14.2-1.fc21.i686
totem-1:3.14.2-1.fc21.x86_64

totem is yet another media player you can leave without him .

repoquery -qi  gnome-online-miners 
(...)
Description :
GNOME Online Miners provides a set of crawlers that go through your online
content and index them locally in Tracker. It has miners for Facebook, Flickr,
Google and SkyDrive.

I don't know I use KDE as desktop and don't have it installed .

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