[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
Sat Nov 22 08:45:47 UTC 2008

On ven, 2008-11-21 at 19:23 -0500, Daniel Dickinson wrote:
> It was suggested to me by Frans Pop that I should let you xfce folks
> know since you're most likely to be motivated to solve it. 

Opening an important bug on our metapackage is not really the best way
to do that. We have a mailing list, you know?

And why are you dropping the bug from CC:?

>  For example
> by figuring out an appropriate dependency that works and working with
> the gnome folks to get the gdm package changed to the new
> dependencies.
> Apt won't be fixed for lenny (I already filed the bug on aptitude and
> that's what I was told).

What I don't understand is exactly what you're doing to get the result?
xfce4-desktop doesn't exist. There is xfce4/xfce4-goodies metapackages,
and the xfce-desktop task. *what* are you installing, please.

> > Btw are you trying with tasksel, aptitude or apt-get? With or
> without
> > recommends?
> Either of aptitude and apt-get with recommends (I believe it happens
> without recommends as well, but I don't recall when I did that test).
> I
> first encountered it in aptitude, but another install revealed that
> apt-get has the same problem.  
> If I get the opportunity I will test in a uml box in a few days.

Well, when reporting bug please give usable information. Especially
since this seems to be a corner case of packages not maintained by us,
wether it be gdm or apt/aptitude/tasksel.

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