[Design-devel] Bug#888676: debian-design: probably shouldn't depend on gnome-system-tools

Simon McVittie smcv at debian.org
Sun Jan 26 11:04:29 GMT 2020

Control: block 888670 by -1
Control: severity -1 serious

On Sun, 28 Jan 2018 at 15:34:13 +0000, Simon McVittie wrote:
> gnome-system-tools is unmaintained upstream: it was part of GNOME 2,
> was last released in 2010 and had its most recent upstream git commit
> in 2012. Because it deals with user login accounts, it is probably also
> security-sensitive. This seems like a bad combination.
> Metapackages that depend on gnome-system-tools should probably depend
> on something else with similar functionality instead.

2 years later, Bug#888670 "gnome-system-tools: has been unmaintained
upstream for a long time" has been raised to serious. gnome-system-tools
is in danger of being removed from the archive, and if it is,
debian-design will also have to be removed if this dependency is not


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