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Bug#484121: tasksel: let's sync on the GNOME task

Le dimanche 22 juin 2008 à 22:54 -0400, Joey Hess a écrit :
> I checked every package in tasksel's current gnome task to ensure it
> was still being pulled in using the new meta-gnome2 and the new task...

> # several packages recommend this, make sure it's available in case
> # things that depend on it are not available
>   gksu
> I've left this in.

I agree it should indeed be an explicit dependency, and not only for the
installer. I've added it to gnome-desktop-environment for a later

> # May not get installed unless forced, if some other browser satisfies the
> # dependency, so force it.
>   epiphany-browser
> This comment, and bug #370098 still seem to apply. g-d-e depends on:
> epiphany-browser (>= 2.22.2) | gnome-www-browser,
> iceweasel-gnome-support provides gnome-www-browser, so aptitude since
> aptitude is installing iceweasel anyway during the tasksel run, it might
> choose to skip epiphany. So I've re-added this to the task.

If you use gnome, it will always be pulled by epiphany-extensions

>   gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
> AFAIK this is used by rhythmbox, and probably totem as well, and I don't
> see any obvious dependencies pulling it in. (totem recommends it). So I
> think it needs to stay in the task.

Another omission on my side.

> I didn't check in detail to see what additional packages you might have
> added to the task as dependencies of gnome -- the point of merging is so
> you can do that. 

Indeed, but please don’t hesitate if you find some new dependency looks
useless or too big.

> But I did notice that you have included swfdec-mozilla.
> Tasksel has a separate bug open about flash, #467324. I've been leaning
> toward swfdec, but still feel that any decision between it and gnash is
> fairly arbitrary, and am still not sure that shipping flash that is
> known to still fail on my websites will be a net win for users. Also, if
> swfdec-mozilla is included, it should be put right in the main desktop
> task, so it will be available in iceweasel on kde and xfce too.

Upstream made the choice for us. Now that swfdec-gnome is part of the
official GNOME release (see gnome-desktop-environment), swfdec-mozilla
is only here to bring the browser on par with the desktop’s abilities.

> Current version of the task (from git) attached.

Ah, I see the latest version is now in git. Maybe you could remove the
old svn.debian.org to not confuse users of this old and boring

> BTW, could you take a look at #400543?

Ah, indeed. I will add it to the gnome package, as it is necessary for
spell checking in evolution. Please don’t add it to the task, though, as
the next version will use libenchant instead.

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