[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#755071: evince-gtk still necessary?
corsac at debian.org
Thu Oct 16 13:32:21 UTC 2014
On mer., 2014-10-15 at 23:34 +0200, 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?
Well, we already did that dance once. evince-gtk was dropped, but
Right now the dependencies seem somehow sane (even though I'm unsure we
really want a nautilus extension libraries in Xfce/LXDE desktop, I guess
it doesn't do that much harm), but I'm afraid in the future there will
be again some GNOME specific libs which would justify an evince-gtk
So if it's really a maintenance burden for you, then go ahead and remove
it, I guess we (Xfce) we'll be fine, but I have the feeling it will
change again in the future.
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