Re: gnome 1 packages up for adoption
Steve Langasek <email@example.com> writes:
> On Sat, May 27, 2006 at 12:00:43PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
>> I have been maintaining the following gnome-1 support packages:
>> bonobo gal0.x gnome-libs gnome-print gtkhtml gwrapguile imlib
>> libcapplet libglade oaf
> gwrapguile and gtkhtml have no reverse-dependencies in Debian except for
> gnucash. python-gnome has a build-dependency on libgtkhtml-dev which
> should be trivially removable since none of its binary packages use it.
> I would suggest filing for removal of these two packages directly, rather
> than orphaning them at all.
I mistakenly included gwrapguile in my list, actually. It's not a
gnome package at all, and my intention has always been to get rid of
it directly once gnucash is out.
> Likewise, guppi is a QA-maintained package with no reverse-deps aside from
> gnucash, and several other chains of packages also look like we should
> consider removing them once the above-mentioned packages are gone.
I agree. However, I'm not an expert on how to efficiently answer
these questions (indeed, whenever I use rdepends I get a lot of
spurious entries, and I don't know why, and it requires gobs of manual
work to figure out which ones are real).
In any case, this message is only a "heads up", so that when gnucash
does transition, the correct thing for each package can be done
without further ado.