[Pkg-ayatana-devel] Bug#889108: libgtk2-appindicator-perl: Remove libgtk2-appindicator-perl during the Buster cycle
jbicha at debian.org
Fri Feb 2 02:15:44 UTC 2018
User: pkg-perl-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org
X-Debbugs-CC: asb at debian.org
libgtk2-appindicator-perl has no reverse-depends and its only
reverse-recommends is shutter. Although shutter is a popular package,
it is unmaintained and seems unlikely to be included in the Buster
release without major work to port it to gtk3.
I don't think it makes sense to include a deprecated unmaintained
library in Debian with no reverse dependencies. The replacement is
GObject Introspection and either gir1.2-appindicator3-0.1 or
gir1.2-ayatanaappindicator3-0.1. That requires developers to use gtk3
instead of gtk2.
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