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Re: XFCE depends on GNOME, why?

Globe Trotter wrote:

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> Hi,
> All I was trying to say was that over time, gnome elements got pulled in, despite trying things like this or similar. I started with the XFCE Fedora 8 Live CD and then stripped it of gnome-related RPMS and over time, and upgrades, I still have all those gnome\* rpms which have nothing to do

Sorry. Can't help unless there is a specific complaint. If a specific package has unnecessary dependencies or things that can be split up, file bug reports.

> I am not talking about Gnome developers, rather developers of packages, who seem to include some gnome dependency sometimes.

This can sometimes be split up. Again, you have to be specific to have a meaningful conversation.

> I use firefox from the days of phoenix, and even contributed to the original code. I did not have gnome in those days. I wonder if it really requires gnome, either directly or indirectly. Similarly for xfce4-xfapplet-plugin, etc.

Yes. Read the description of the plugin. It is a wrapper around GNOME applets and yes, package dependencies change over time. So what predates which project doesn't make much of a difference to the current state of dependencies.


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