Bug#595651: GStreamer packages should not depend on gconf, nor recommend gvfs

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sun Mar 27 16:05:45 UTC 2011

On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 05:36:00PM +0200, Sebastian Dröge wrote:
>On Sun, 2011-03-27 at 16:19 +0200, Eckhart Wörner wrote:
>> Hi,
>> note that KDE upstream recommends gstreamer as the default backend 
>> for phonon. Since phonon-backend-gstreamer depends on 
>> gstreamer0.10-plugins-base this bug affects quite a lot of users.
>Ok, I'll split the gconf plugin into its own package with the next 
>upload. I don't see the problem with the gio plugin and gvfs though, 
>it's only a Recommends, no Depends. You can safely remove gvfs if you 
>don't need it.

I guess when KDE depends on it by default, the problem is that it is not 
"most users" who use gvfs, so it should rather be a suggests: Feels odd 
if KDE pulls in GNOME - unless if explicitly locating and suppressing 
the automatically pulled in gvfs.

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