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Bug#836044: tasksel: please switch from dbus-x11 to default-dbus-session-bus | dbus-session-bus

Source: tasksel
Version: 3.35
Severity: normal
User: dbus@packages.debian.org
Usertags: dbus-launch default-dbus-session-bus
X-Debbugs-Cc: xfce4@packages.debian.org

As described in <https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2016/08/msg00554.html>
I'm trying to reduce how much dbus-launch is used in Debian.
task-xfce-desktop currently Recommends dbus-x11 as a way to get a session bus.

I would prefer it to pull in default-dbus-session-bus | dbus-session-bus,
so that either dbus-user-session or dbus-x11 can be used. My short-term
goal with this is that major desktop environments in Debian stretch should
be able to run with either dbus-user-session or dbus-x11, with the other
one uninstalled.

I've cc'd the XFCE maintainers, because the xfce4 metapackage might be
a more appropriate place to insert a Depends or Recommends on
default-dbus-session-bus | dbus-session-bus - if that is done, then
task-xfce-desktop can drop the recommendation entirely.

task-xfce-desktop transitively Depends on dbus-x11 already (via xfce and
xfconf), and I have already filed an xfconf bug asking for its dbus-x11
dependency to change to default-dbus-session-bus | dbus-session-bus,
but if the XFCE and/or tasksel maintainers want to make it more explicit
that the desktop environment as a whole depends on a D-Bus session bus
then I think that's reasonable.


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