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Bug#688772: Current options for resolving 688772 [Re: Bug#688772: gnome Depends network-manager-gnome]

This is the current text of the options for #688772. I'd like to vote
on this before the 9th if at all possible. If anyone has any comments,
changes, or would like to propose different options, please do so now.

=== START ===

1. The TC notes the decision of the meta-gnome maintainers to
   implement the TC decision in #681834 by:
    (a) softening the dependency in the gnome-core metapackage
        from Depends to Recommends, as required
    (b) adding a new dependency in the gnome metapackage,
        as a Depends.  (In squeeze, this is where the dependency
        was, but it was a Recommends.)

2. Our intent, as stated in the rationale section of our previous
   decision (#681834, paras 3 and 5), is that squeeze users who have
   gnome installed but not network-manager do not find that
   network-manager becomes installed when they upgrade to wheezy.

3. A Recommends from gnome to network-manager-gnome would serve no
   purpose in wheezy as gnome Depends on gnome-core which already
   Recommends network-manager-gnome.


A 4. We overrule the decision of the meta-gnome maintainers to add a
A    dependency from gnome to network-manager-gnome; this dependency
A    should be removed for the release of wheezy.

B 4. We overrule the decision of the meta-gnome maintainers to add a
B    dependency from gnome to network-manager-gnome; this dependency
B    should be removed. If in the opinion of the NM maintainer (and
B    before the release of wheezy the Release Managers) the concerns
B    raised in §4 of the CTTE decision #681834 have been addressed
B    through technical means (e.g. by preventing the starting of NM as
B    discussed in #688772), the meta-gnome maintainers may freely
B    adjust the dependencies as usual.
B    Specifically, valid bugs where existing valid network
B    configurations are broken by the automatic, required installation
B    on system upgrade of packages not previously installed which
B    perform network configuration on should have severity serious.

5. We request that the Release Team unblock update(s) to meta-gnome so
   that our decisions may be implemented in wheezy.

6. We request that a release note is created explaining that gnome
   users who do not currently have NM installed consider installing

=== END ===

Don Armstrong

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