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Re: [Pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#764292: gnupg2: brings too many dependencies into standard task

* Steven Chamberlain (steven@pyro.eu.org) wrote:
> On 14/10/14 20:18, Eric Dorland wrote:
> > Thanks for the report. We're working on this,
> Okay thanks, although I notice you filed a bug only against "gnome":
>   * Why only gnome?  If it is important to have a gtk2 dialog then
> shouldn't other desktops have it too?
>   * Since this bug affects tasksel, why not also address it in tasksel,
> such as in task-desktop?

Yes good point, let me fix that. I suppose it should be:

task-gnome-desktop, task-xfce-desktop, task-lxde-desktop: recommend
task-kde-desktop: recommend pinentry-qt4
>   * Why only severity 'wishlist' if it is blocking a bug of IMHO higher
> severity?

From the perspective of tasksel, it's a feature request IMHO.

> > but I'm not sure I
> > understand the justification to make this a serious bug. Could you
> > elaborate?
> OK, I've looked and could not find a reference to this in policy.  But I
> felt it was common sense, and policy shouldn't need to exist for such
> things:
> A minimal no-desktop install should not include ~70 additional packages
> with ~30MB download size and taking ~100MB space, if they add no extra
> functionality for that use case.

I agree, it's a bug. I'm just not sure we should hold up the release.

> (Also curious, what will gnupg2 do if
> only pinentry-gtk2 is installed but no desktop is running?)

pinentry-gtk2 will fallback to curses if there's no DISPLAY.
> I'm not saying it's gnupg-agent's fault this situation occurred, but it
> is IMHO a serious enough problem affecting d-i/tasksel, to need to fix
> it before release?

But other than bringing in too many packages, does it break anything

Eric Dorland <eric@kuroneko.ca>
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