[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#718855: network-manager-gnome -> full gnome recommends chain

Charles Plessy plessy at debian.org
Wed Oct 9 06:16:22 UTC 2013

Le Wed, Oct 09, 2013 at 07:41:00AM +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez a écrit :
> On mar., 2013-10-08 at 23:54 +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
> > Am 08.10.2013 15:02, schrieb Yves-Alexis Perez:
> > > I still don' think having gnome-control-center installed on Debian Xfce
> > > (or any !gnome) installations is a good idea, to be honest. I personally
> > > use network-manager-gnome nm-applet under Xfce because it doesn't
> > > actually needs GNOME bits, so imho either the gnome-bluetooth recommends
> > > should be dropped from network-manager-gnome, or the
> > > gnome-control-center one dropped from gnome-bluetooth.
> > 
> > Both recommends are there for a reason. gnome-bluetooth relies heavily
> > on gnome-control-center when you try to pair / manage devices and
> > network-manager-applet relies on gnome-bluetooth for DUN and PAN
> > connections. So no, I don't see those recommends go away.
> > 
> Then we should make tasksel stop installing recommends. Or maybe I
> should add a conflict in task-xfce-desktop (although I'm not so sure it
> works fine).

It looks like that the problem is that when two desktop systems are installed,
the one that pops up by default is not necessarly the one that the user wanted.

If we can assume that the user is not bothered that GNOME packages are
installed on the system despite they are not used, then the solution would be
to ensure that if the task-xfce-desktop is the only desktop task installed,
then the then the login managers should recogise it and propose XFCE a a
default ?  (dpkg triggers might help here.)


Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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