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Re: Bug#704748: Not a practical issue (could even be considered a feature...:-))

Am 14.04.2013 20:56, schrieb Steven Chamberlain:
> On 14/04/13 11:03, Christian PERRIER wrote:
>> As a consequence, having the desktop-gnome task broken on kFreeBSD
>> because of the dependency on n-m-gnome can be considered as non
>> release critical...
> Just for the record, I'm not happy about this.
> Why could this not have been fixed in any case, it was obviously a
> mistake/oversight, creates a regression for kfreebsd-*, and I provided a
> patch which is trivial.

This patch doesn't help. The Depends was added in the first place to
ensure network-manager is on CD1.
Demoting that to Recommends is pointless, since we already have a
Recommends in gnome-core.

> How are users expected to be test GNOME anyway on kfreebsd if they're
> prevented from installing it since the rc1 installer.  As a 'new' arch,
> people typically don't have installed systems to use as a basis to try
> things.

I don't want to comment on whether we actually have any GNOME users on
kbsd. That said, you can of course always use a minimal installation and
install GNOME later on.
That should make it easy enough to test GNOME on kfreebsd.

> Are kfreebsd-*'s GNOME CD-1 etc. going to be able to build if
> task-gnome-desktop is uninstallable?  Is there any point building them?

One possible solution is to make the task- package arch:any, but IIRC
that was an option joeyh didn't like.

The other option to make sure NM is on CD1 IIRC was to do that via

> Furthermore what about tech-ctte decision #688772 that squeeze->wheezy
> upgrades (on GNU/Linux) should not pick up network-manager as a
> dependency?  Is that would what happen if they have task-gnome-desktop
> installed and it Depends now on network-manager-gnome?

task-gnome-desktop is not a real package on squeeze, so no, the new
dependency in task-gnome-desktop does not pull NM on squeeze to wheezy


Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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