Bug#611520: Remove Google crapware from kdebase
--- On Sun, 1/30/11, Kevin Krammer <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Remove the following packages:
> > 1) google-gadgets-gst
> > 2) google-gadgets-qt
> > 3) google-gadgets-xul
> > 4)
> > 5) plasma-scriptengines
> So your actual wish is not to remove something from kdebase
> or any of its
> dependencies but to have kdebase built without the Plasma
> Scriptengine for
> Google Gadgets?
> Or to change the dependency level of plasma-scriptengines
> regarding plasma-
I'd go with changing the dependency level of plasma-scriptengines. I'm of the opinion that any googleware (crapware/spyware/bloatware - pick whatever you like) should not be automatically installed by the kdebase. Google gadgets are not a part of the KDE project, nor they are basic apps that anyone would need, like a text editor, a file manager and so on.
plasma-scriptengines may RECOMMEND Google packages but they should not be automatically installed as a part of the kdebase.
I'm not even sure how I ended up with Google packages, I don't remember installing any recommended packages at all:
# aptitude why plasma-scriptengines
i kdebase Depends kde-plasma-desktop (>= 5:66)
i A kde-plasma-desktop Depends kdebase-workspace (>= 4:4.4.3)
i A kdebase-workspace Depends kdebase-workspace-bin (>= 4:4.4.5-7)
i A kdebase-workspace-bin Recommends plasma-scriptengines