[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#506406: Bug#506406: xfce4: apt bug causes gdm to pull in unneeded/unwanted gnome dependencies; can a dependency change fix this?

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Fri Nov 21 08:52:01 UTC 2008

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 03:33:27AM -0500, Daniel Dickinson wrote:
> Package: xfce4
> Version:
> Severity: important
> Aptitude and apt both pull in gnome-session and gnome-settings-daemon,
> nautilus, and a bunch of other gnome stuff that is irrelevant /
> unwanted for xfce (and which defaults the purpose of a small DE)
> because of a (known) bug in apt and aptitude.
> gdm depends on gnome-session | x-terminal-emulator
> xfce4 depends on xfce4-terminal
> xfce4-terminal provides x-terminal-emulator
> however despite this xfce4-desktop pulls in gnome-session and it's dependencies
> (including (ick) nautilus).
> Can gdm depend on something else so that xfce4-desktop satisfies the dependency?

Why are you reporting this against xfce4 then?
Btw are you trying with tasksel, aptitude or apt-get? With or without


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