[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#485115: Bug#485115: eject to Recommends ?

Robert Millan rmh at aybabtu.com
Sun Jun 8 17:52:54 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jun 08, 2008 at 07:13:44PM +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On dim, 2008-06-08 at 13:13 +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> > Please could you move eject to Recommends?  I think Depends is
> > excessive,
> > since exo-eject is just a part of the package, and not necessarily the
> > reason we installed it.
> People using exo-eject (directly or indirectly) expect it to be
> installed. As it calls eject, thus the dependency.

Yes, but exo-eject is part of a package which contains many other things,
and which is in fact an essential requisite if you want to run Xfce (even
if you want the bare minimum of Xfce).

Recommends would fit well, since it means eject would be dragged in unless
the user explicitly wanted not to.

> Why exactly is that
> annoying you?

I'm using Xfce on an OLPC; the root filesystem is on a 1 GiB card;  I'm
really pressed for space, and don't even have a CD drive.

Robert Millan

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