[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#611699: acpi-support: Recommends xscreensaver without explanation

Jonathan Nieder jrnieder at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 17:15:40 UTC 2011

Package: acpi-support
Version: 0.137-5


acpi-support Recommends xscreensaver | gnome-screensaver, which
means that one of the two needs to be present in all but unusual

The natural question for the sysadmin then becomes: which
configurations do not need it?  For example, xserver used to
recommend xfs because a font server was needed but some unusual
setups used a remote font server (of course nowadays the font
server is always built in).  What functionality is broken if
xscreensaver is not installed?

Would it be possible to add a few words to answer that to the
long description?

Thanks for maintaining good hardware support in Debian.

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