[Bug 1022232] Re: installing boinc-client requires too much dependencies

Steffen Möller steffen_moeller at gmx.de
Tue Jul 10 20:17:27 UTC 2012

On 07/09/2012 01:49 PM, Ace Suares wrote:
> I think boinc-manager may need some more graphic stuff, since it needs X, but boinc-client is all commandline stuff.
Except for the idle detection, for which the boinc-client needs a particular X library - xss, if I am not erroneous. This was the
original request quite some time back.

> The original poster put is as a question on launchpad, I made it a bug.
> I am 100% sure other packages like git do not install so much nonsense.
> I am 100% sure that a command-line only package doesnt' require so much libs.
I agree that it is too much that is drawn with it. I am not sure for the moment if this is truly the fault of the boinc-client,
which only depends on
 ${shlibs:Depends}, ${misc:Depends},
 libboinc (= ${binary:Version}),
 python (>= 2.3),
not truly recalling why it depends on python, actually, and the boinc-library depends on
 ${shlibs:Depends}, ${misc:Depends}
which seems reasonable to me.

Now, in the real world, this ${shlibs:Depends} are becoming where the symbols in the binaries of those packages depend on, which is
  http://packages.debian.org/sid/boinc-client (and not so bad)

So, from my side I tend to think this bug to be ubuntu-specific or due to some dependency to have become crazy. Hence my initial
suggestion to investigate what might happen when only the true dependencies and not the recommended packages are inspected.


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