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

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort pochu at debian.org
Wed Oct 9 08:50:14 UTC 2013

On 09/10/13 10:29, Per Olofsson wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, Oct 08, 2013 at 23:54 +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
>> 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.
> According to policy, "The Recommends field should list packages that
> would be found together with this one in all but unusual
> installations".
> Is it really unusual to use Network Manager without bluetooth? Doesn't
> most people use Network Manager to connect to wifi and ethernet?

So what? This is just a recommends, you can install NM without gnome-bluetooth
if you so desire. But in the general case, we want users to also get PAN/DUN
support, so recommends is very appropriate.

I have dropped the gnome-session recommends from gnome-control-center, isn't
that enough to stop all of gnome from being installed when xfce is selected in


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