[Reportbug-maint] Bug#872300: Patch to create reportbug-gtk package

Stephen Paul Weber singpolyma at singpolyma.net
Wed Aug 16 01:34:56 UTC 2017

Package: reportbug
Tags: patch

Dear Maintainer,

Currently, default desktop installs of Debian come with a non-functioning 
menu item for reportbug.  This is because reportbug cannot sensibly depend 
on GUI libraries (or else all manner of GUI nonsense would be pulled in on 
servers!) and desktop install tasks cannot sensibly depend on 
seemingly-random libraries that happen to enable the reportbug GTK+ UI but 
would seem out of place without context.

This patch implements the solution proposed on #842018 -- namely, that the 
desktop file and icon be split out into a seperate package named 
reportbug-gtk.  This package *can* sensibly depend on the needed GUI 
libraries, since it is not a standard priority package and will not need to 
be installed on servers.  Additionally, desktop install tasks *can* sensibly 
depend on a package named reportbug-gtk, as it will be suitably clear what 
the purpose of the dependency is.

This is my first submission of this nature to Debian, and I may have failed 
to follow some established social or technical best-pracises.  Please let me 
know if I should be going about this another way, or any other feedback you 

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