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Bug#493090: libwxgtk2.8-0: unwanted dependency on libgconf


On Wed, Aug 05, 2009 at 09:56:06AM +0200, Harald Braumann wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, 4 Aug 2009 21:09:12 -0700
> Ryan Niebur <ryanryan52@gmail.com> wrote:
> > tag 493090 wontfix
> > quit
> > 
> > I think that this request is unreasonable. 
> Why is it unreasonable to not want useless dependencies?

because they're small enough and they don't hurt anything?

> > I don't see what the
> > problem here is. gconf doesn't do anything evil, 
> I'm not going to comment on the evilness of gconf ;)

ummm...what problems does it cause you?
or is the reason just that you are anti-GNOME? if that's the reason,
then yes, your request is unreasonable. I honestly have no idea why
you don't want the gconf libraries installed.

> > and it's not really
> > that big. just having it installed shouldn't hurt. also, there are
> > many other packages which depend on gconf. 
> For instance my system is at the moment completely G-free. Now with the
> dependency of wx on gconf, I can't update certain packages if I want to
> keep it this way (which I want). 

why? are you just assuming it's bad because it starts with a g? I'm
confused what the problem is..

> > why don't you want wx to
> > depend on it?
> I can understand, that from your, i.e. the package maintainer's, point
> of view this request seems unreasonable. IMO the bug lies upstream. Why
> would any non-GNOME software want to use gconf? Upstream seems to

it's not non-GNOME software. this is the gtk version of
wxwidgets. gtk, gstreamer, gconf, etc are all GNOME projects.

> acknowledge that this is a bug, when they say "This probably could be
> corrected"[1]. Unfortunately, at the same time they say "[...] but I
> don't think we will do that".
> So the real solution would be to get upstream to "correct" this. But if
> they are unwilling to do this, the second best thing is to factor this
> out in the Debian package, so at least Debian users are not affected by
> this bug.

is it possible to build with wxMediaCtrl disabled?
anyway, I'm assuming that some package uses wxMediaCtrl.
and I really don't want to go through the trouble to find out.


Ryan Niebur

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