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Re: nautilus depends on a lot of stuff via gvfs



On Wed, 2008-12-10 at 01:18 +0000, Bastien Nocera wrote:

> > 
> > So my proposal is to split nautilus into nautilus-core, that will
> > contains the content of the current nautilus package, and nautilus
> > "meta" package that will contains all the dependencies plus dependency
> > on nautilus-core. This solution will install all the deps as today, but
> > leave the option to remove the unnecessary packages afterwards.
> > 
> > Only 3 packages will be affected with this split
> > nautilus-devel
> > nautilus-python
> > seahorse-plugins
> > and they should be made to depend on nautilus-core instead of nautilus.
> > 
> > I will file a bug with the proposed change to nautilus spec file.
> 
> That's not workable. You'd probably rather rejigger the samba packages
> so it's possible to use Samba in any appropriate environment without
> dragging in the server, or the excessively big packages. You should do
> the same for other dependencies.
> 
> Removing functionality from nautilus as it is installed by default won't
> fix that problem.

Fwiw, I don't think it is a big problem to change things so that gvfs
subpackages are pulled in by comps instead of by hard deps from
nautilus, as long as they are all in the default install. I don't
introducing a nautilus metapackage for this purpose is necessary or a
good idea. 


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