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Re: XFCE depends on GNOME, why?



Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> A group in Fedora includes optional dependencies and the Xfce group
> includes things like GDM and NetworkManager-gnome which will pull in
> other dependencies.

I found at least one of the offenders: xfce4-xfapplet-plugin Requires:
gnome-panel which Requires: pretty much all of GNOME. (And it has to
because it's a wrapper which allows using GNOME applets in XFCE.)

In F9 GA, there was also a Requires: gnome-panel in NM-gnome, but that one
got fixed in F9 updates and F10 (which also helped KDE).

But none of these show up in the yum groupinstall output, so there must be
another offender.


But indeed, not all the gnome-* packages are really GNOME, some are libs
which are used by a lot of stuff, e.g. gnome-keyring. Packages like
gnome-desktop, gnome-panel, control-center etc. are GNOME itself, it's when
you're dragging these in that you have a problem.

        Kevin Kofler


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