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Re: gwenview - Re: Orphaning packages



Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> A quick way to actually check for such dependencies is to switch to
> another desktop environment, say Xfce, remove all the KDE packages and
> install one of the KDE apps. It usually reveals dependencies which
> are rather silly. I have seen kde-settings, background packages and
> kdebase pull in odd dependencies on occasions.  k3b, ktorrent, scribus
> et all are often used outside KDE.

It's not like those dependencies bite. ;-) HDD space is cheap. I don't find 
it scandalous that ktorrent drags in kdebase-workspace nor that kdebase-
workspace drags in Akonadi (and thus MySQL, which is a hard requirement of 
Akonadi) and I'm not sure the current subpackage explosion (FYI, rdieter 
split out subpackages to break both the links in the offending chain: in 
upcoming updates, ktorrent no longer requires kdebase-workspace, only the 
kde-plasma-ktorrent subpackage does, and kdebase-workspace no longer 
requires akonadi, only the kdebase-workspace-akonadi subpackage does) are a 
step in the right direction (as they mean the default installations of both 
ktorrent and kdebase-workspace/Plasma will be missing features). I'd rather 
have "unneccessary" dependencies than useful features not installed by 
default.

        Kevin Kofler



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