[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#827562: task-xfce-desktop: Depends on light-locker Should Be Recommends

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sat Jun 18 08:46:55 UTC 2016

On sam., 2016-06-18 at 07:25 +0200, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Xfce people, could you please bring some input on that issue?

> Quoting Leo L. Schwab (ewhac at ewhac.org):
> > Package: task-xfce-desktop
> > Version: 3.35
> > Severity: normal
> > 
> > Dear Maintainer,
> > 
> > 	task-xfce-desktop has grown a dependency on the package
> > light-locker, which is billed as a lightweight alternative to
> > xscreensaver.
> > I suspect this is to track a similar change in xfce4-session, which
> > recently
> > also added a dependency for light-locker.

Indeed, we replaced xscreensaver by light-locker.
> > 
> > 	However, xfce4-session only Recommends light-locker; it does not
> > Depends on it.  light-locker at the moment doesn't seem to play well with
> > xscreensaver,

Well, obviously, they have the same role, they can't run both at one.

> >  and is something of a nuisance.  For those of us who prefer
> > xscreensaver, light-locker gets in the way.

Then you can just remove light-locker (that's why it's only a Recommends in
xfce4-session, and not a Depends).
> > 
> > 	I suggest that task-xfce-desktop reduce the dependency on
> > light-locker from Depends to Recommends.

task-xfce-desktop is for installation time, so here Depends is correct. We
want light-locker by default, but people are free to remove it afterwards if
they know what they do.


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