[Pkg-dkms-maint] Bug#744054: Please don't depend on menu

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Wed Apr 9 16:24:47 UTC 2014

Package: dkms
Severity: normal


please consider dropping the dependency on menu (which in turn pulls in
menu-xdg), which can be unwanted. Such a dependency is better suited for
a window-manager or a desktop environment but not a low-level tool like
dkms, which is installed on servers.

I think it's fine to use su-to-root, if installed, but it's not hard to
fall-back to su, which is guaranteed to exist. So you could also drop
the alternative depends on sudo.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (200, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.13-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages dkms depends on:
ii  build-essential    11.6
ii  coreutils          8.21-1.1
ii  dpkg-dev           1.17.6
ii  gcc                4:4.8.2-3
ii  make               3.81-8.3
ii  module-init-tools  16-2
ii  patch              2.7.1-4

Versions of packages dkms recommends:
ii  fakeroot                                 1.20-3
ii  linux-headers-amd64                      3.13+56
ii  linux-image-3.2.0-4-amd64 [linux-image]  3.2.46-1
ii  menu                                     2.1.46
ii  sudo                                     1.8.9p5-1

dkms suggests no packages.

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