Re: Depends: hicolor-icon-theme: shouldn't it be Recommends: instead?
On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 11:07 AM, Ivan Shmakov <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The non-data packages currently having an absolute dependency on
> hicolor-icon-theme should consider downgrading it to Recommends:
> at the least. The list, and the explanation, are below.
> Chapter I
> Recently, Depends: hicolor-icon-theme was added to the
> imagemagick's control file, which triggered my curiosity: does
> it provide something that wasn't needed (or was missed) by the
> previous versions of the package, but is strictly necessary to
> run the newer ones?
> Indeed, it doesn't.
> To prove it, I've made a trivial control file for
first thanks for this but a bug report to imagemagick will be
morehelpful. Secondly I add depends on hicolor-icon-theme in order to
the trigger on it for registering icon-cache.
Do you have checked if display on menu show the icons ?
Did you check if you install hicolor-icon-theme after icon cache
trigger run correctly on the imagemagick icons ?
> Well, it doesn't seem suspicious for anything *-icon-* and
> *-data to depend on an icon theme, but what about the rest?
> For a start, I've omitted rabbitvcs-core and viridian, and
> considered d-feet, flush, openteacher, perlpanel, and synaptic.
> Unsurprisingly, all of them were able to install and run, but
> while openteacher is seemingly unaffected by the absence of the
> data in question, the rest have had obvious issues: almost all
> of the icons were absent, resulting in blank space on the GUI,
> missing controls, and warnings to stderr (stdout?)
Yes lack of icon. it the same on the gnome menu if I remove the
For imagemagick this will be solved in a future release with a non X
depend on the base version. But it is really too late on freeze.
> Since there're (as it seems) virtually no issues with running
> imagemagick without a “real” hicolor-icon-theme installed, my
> suggestion would be to downgrade the dependency to Suggests: (or
> Recommends:, if there's some point I've missed.)
> As for the other packages considered, my suggestion would be to
> downgrade the dependencies to Recommends: (or, for openteacher,
> to Suggests:, if it's indeed unaffected.)
> Unless there'd be any objections, I'll consider filing a bug
> against imagemagick, and perhaps the other aforementioned
> packages as well.
> Post Scriptum
> Curiously enough, the only “application” package having a
> Recommends: dependency on hicolor-icon-theme is cheese.
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