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Dependencies of printconf are extremely heavy

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While I was testing some options for the Lenny CDs, I noticed that 
foomatic-db-gutenprint was being included on the Xfce CD through 

Fairly recently however we had the following change in tasksel:
commit 8c389ca5ed097c8554e7df4c29529f8c7ba2aba2
Author: Joey Hess <joey@kodama.kitenet.net>
Date:   Tue Jul 22 00:12:34 2008 -0400

    print-server, desktop: remove foomatic-db-{engine,hpijs,gutenprint}

    cups apparently does not use them, instead using foomatic-filters-ppds

Especially foomatic-db-gutenprint is problematic as its package size is 
50MB, which means that it pushes a LOT of packages to later CDs if it 
does get included on CD1.

printconf itself is part of both the desktop and print-server tasks for 

Can you confirm that cups indeed does no longer uses these three 
foomatic-db-* packages?
If so, would it be OK to remove them as dependencies from printconf, or if 
not, to at least make them Recommends instead of Depends?

I'll be happy to file an RC bug to help get the change accepted into 
lenny, but thought to discuss this first.

There obviously is some urgency to this.


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