[Pkg-ime-devel] Bug#781920: Drop the ibus dependency on python-notify

Osamu Aoki osamu at debian.org
Sun Apr 5 11:39:57 UTC 2015

Hi, thanks

On Sat, Apr 04, 2015 at 09:15:20PM +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:
> Package: ibus
> Version: 1.5.9-1
> Severity: important
> Tags: sid jessie
>   * Drop the ibus dependency on python-notify. According to the changelog,
>     pynotify support was removed a while ago (2008).
> Please consider this for jessie.  It will shrink any image with ibus on it and
> not install the old Python2 GTK2 bindings.
> patch at
> http://launchpadlibrarian.net/202070859/ibus_1.5.9-1ubuntu2_1.5.9-1ubuntu3.diff.gz

You must be correct but this may be too late for jessie.  Is there any
exception by FTP mater?


Should I keep "Build-Depends: libnotify-dev (>= 0.7)" as now.  I did not
dig deep into code, yet.

Does removal of tiny python-notify has big enough impact?
 Compressed Size: 16.6 k
 Uncompressed Size: 111 k
 Depends: libnotify4 which is Uncompressed Size: 51.2 k

 Compressed Size: 472 k
 Uncompressed Size: 2,234 k
 Usually this is used with packages such as anthy-common Uncompressed Size: 13.4 M

If it were pre-freeze or early freeze, I certainly remove this.  But
this looks very small gain.  I wonder why you think we need this for
jessie.  If you are confident, and willing to take responsibility of
this change, please upload fixed package as a team upload.  I don't oppose
you do so since you are much more capable of checking these issues.

I don't see RC bugs filed on libnotify-dev nor libnotify4, either.



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