[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#550234: mc: downgrade imagemagick dependency to Suggests

Denis Briand denis at narcan.fr
Sat Oct 24 18:31:51 UTC 2009

tags 550234 confirmed pending

On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 06:33:21PM +0300, Eugene V. Lyubimkin wrote:
> Denis Briand wrote:
> > retitle 550234 imagemagick pulls by default libgtk2.0-0 and a number of its dependencies to non-X system
> > reassign 550234 imagemagick
> > severity 550234 wishlist
> > #mc need imagemagick, see #534681, its an imagemagick issue, sorry
> No, mc doesn't need imagemagick to work. Mc is a file manager, not an image
> viewer. Please demote it to Suggests and wrote a paragraph in the long
> description that one needs it to view JPEG or whatever pictures.

Hello Eugene,
Of course you are right, mc is not an image viewer.
But imagemagick is needed to see pictures informations with identify
command on text mode.
If I remember correctly of it, we chose to put it into recommends
because mc displayed an error message without any information about this
missing dependency.

After to review correctly the problem, imagemagick provide a minor
feature for mc and no need to be in Recommends.

Of course, you can use -R aptitude option but is not the defaults behaviour...

To avoid this annoying issue for severals non graphics systems I switch
it into Suggests.

thank you

Denis Briand
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