Bug#704748: Not a practical issue (could even be considered a feature...:-))
For all the problems OdyX mentioned from testing, I've found a single
cause and filed bug #705435. I've updated this page to demonstrate a
functioning GNOME desktop on GNU/kFreeBSD:
On 15/04/13 05:53, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> I was balanced about working in tasksel to upload with the simple
> "move to Recommends" fix but a brief discussion on IRC discouraged me.
For something as important as dropping a desktop environment from the
release, I'd like to have seen discussion take place with debian-bsd@
copied in; this came as just a bit of a surprise.
> I think that nobody is prevented to fix the issue but I would ask
> fixing it *and* dealing with things in tasksel's git, not just with an
Of course, someone else could NMU this and I'll help however I can, but...
> And, well, doesn't this issue really fit the definition of
If the severity of this is downgraded, that as an incentive for this to
be missed out of any NMU or refused an unblock.
I felt certain this was an RC bug and/or policy violation. A package, a
task, a whole desktop environment became uninstallable on two release
architectures. We still have a tasksel option for GNOME (fails with apt
error 100 due to this) and CD's are being built with its packages.