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Bug#822612: python3-pyatspi: depends on libatk-adaptor and libgail-common

Package: python3-pyatspi
Version: 2.18.0+dfsg-3
Severity: normal


I'm trying to get rid of gtk 2 on my system, and one of the few remaining
rdeps is python3-pyatspi (and python-pyatspi). These pull libatk-bridge and
libgail-common, which depend on libgail18, which depends on libgtk2.0-0.

IIUC this was added so that GTK+ 2 apps had a11y by default, as they need
the gtk2 gail module to be introspectable. OTOH gtk 3 is accessibly by

Do you think demoting libgail-common and libatk-adaptor to Recommends would
be fine at this stage, so that they are installed by default but can be
removed if desired (e.g. if/when there are no gtk2 apps installed)?

Or would you rather wait until gtk 2 is less widespread?


-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (800, 'unstable'), (700, 'experimental'), (650, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable-debug')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.4.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages python3-pyatspi depends on:
ii  at-spi2-core      2.18.3-4
ii  gir1.2-atspi-2.0  2.18.3-4
ii  libatk-adaptor    2.18.1-3
ii  libgail-common    2.24.30-1.1
ii  python3-gi        3.18.2-2+b1
pn  python3:any       <none>

python3-pyatspi recommends no packages.

python3-pyatspi suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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