[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#515186: Bug#515186: xfdesktop4: Please only recommend xfce4-utils

Elrond elrond+bugs.debian.org at samba-tng.org
Sat Feb 14 16:40:21 UTC 2009


thanks for the fast answer.

On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 04:24:55PM +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On sam, 2009-02-14 at 16:05 +0100, Elrond wrote:
> > In other words: Anyone not installing a "Recommends"
> > accepts a small breakage. In this case the breakage is "not
> > working menu items". Not good, but "unusual installation"
> > is a perfect term.
> Mhmh yeah, maybe that could be done, but, on the opposite, what is
> really bad about having xfce4-utils installed everywhere xfdesktop4 is?

"Really" bad:

   It takes up space on the disk. This is a concern for
   example on flash based machines.

   "while conserving system resources" (from xfce4

On the other hand:

1) Some people (me) don't need it.

   "If you just want to pick and choose the core components
   then feel free ..." (also from xfce4 description)

2) And it should be installed everywhere (except unusual
   setups), where xfdesktop4 is installed. That's the point
   of "Recommends".

Does it really hurt the maintainers in a different way than
the recommends for thunar?



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