[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#755071: evince-gtk still necessary?

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort pochu at debian.org
Thu Oct 16 09:14:22 UTC 2014

On 15/10/14 23:34, Michael Biebl wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:17:10 +0200 Fabian Greffrath
> <fabian at greffrath.com> wrote:
>> Dear XFCE4 and LXDE maintainers,
>> Am Donnerstag, den 17.07.2014, 15:38 +0200 schrieb Andreas Henriksson:
>>> Could you please ask your question about dropping evince-gtk to those
>>> that use it? eg. the XFCE or LXDE people.
>>> I have no objections against dropping it if noone feel they need it and
>>> updates their dependencies accordingly.
>> I'd like to ask you to elaborate if a separate evince-gtk package is
>> still necessary for your purposes, please. I have given a rationale in
>> #755071:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I wonder if a separate evince-gtk package is still necessary at all.
>>> If I am
>>> not mistaken, evince has only two more package dependencies than
>>> evince-gtk:
>>> libnautilus-extension1a and libsecret-1-0.
>>> Since evince-gtk identifies itself as "evince without GNOME keyring
>>> support", I
>>> guess it is the second dependency that is meant to get removed by the
>>> separate
>>> build. However, libsecret-1-0 has only two additional dependencies
>>> that aren't
>>> pulled in by evince[-gtk] anyway: libgcrypt11 and libsecret-common, of
>>> which
>>> the latter is an Arch: all package without further dependencies. The
>>> libnautilus-extension1a package in turn pulls in libselinux1.
>>> So, is this it? Do we really need a separate binary package of evince
>>> to avoid
>>> the installation of four leaf packages?
> Could we have some input from the XFCE/LXDE maintainers on this matter?

FWIW the only differences are --disable-nautilus --without-keyring, which in 
term of Depends it means no dependency on libnautilusextension1a or 
libsecret-1-0. Note that the keyring functionality no longer depends on 
libgnome-keyring0 as it used to do. Though it may be rather useless if you don't 
depend on anything that implements the "secret" service.


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