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Re: Why does installing gnome packages versioned 2.28+6 insist on installing gnash?

On 2010-03-17 06:48, Liam O'Toole wrote:
On 2010-03-17, Mark Allums <mark@allums.com> wrote:
On 3/17/2010 4:42 AM, Liam O'Toole wrote:
On 2010-03-17, Mark Allums<mark@allums.com>  wrote:
Why does GNOME require Gnash?  And what can I do to put a stop to it?
Look at the following metapackages, their descriptions and dependencies:


Choose the one which best suits your purposes and install it.

Oddly, for some reason, they all require Gnash. I'm rooting for Gnash, I hope Gnash works out in the end, and with HTML5 video tag, maybe it will, but on my system, in Sqeeze, all three packages are installed, they all require each other, and they all require Gnash, which at the moment, is not my first choice. At all.

I'm surprised to hear that gnome-core requires gnash. It's certainly not
the case on Lenny:

$ apt-cache depends gnome-core
  Depends: gnome-control-center
  Depends: eog
  Depends: gedit
  Depends: gnome-applets
  Depends: gnome-icon-theme
  Depends: gnome-menus
  Depends: gnome-panel
  Depends: gnome-session
  Depends: gnome-settings-daemon
  Depends: gnome-terminal
 |Depends: metacity
  Depends: compiz-gnome
  Depends: nautilus
 |Depends: rarian-compat
  Depends: scrollkeeper
  Depends: yelp
  Suggests: gnome-desktop-environment

Which release are you running?

$ apt-cache --recurse depends gnome | \
               grep -B30 '  Depends: mozilla-plugin-gnash'
  Depends: gnome-desktop-environment
 |Depends: gdm-themes
  Depends: gnote
  Depends: mozilla-plugin-gnash

Package gnome depends on mozilla-plugin-gnash which depends on gnash.

Mark could always just remove gnome.  It's just a metapackage.

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