Bug#344910: Numerous unneeded direct library dependencies

J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) fsmla at xinara.org
Tue Dec 27 15:43:50 UTC 2005

Package: gdm
Severity: important
Tags: patch

gdm directly depends on a large number of libraries which it doesn't
directly need itself, but which are only needed by libraries it depends on;
examples are libfreetype6, libgsf-1-113 and libaudiofile0. This is
deprecated as it complicates library transitions; see

By relibtoolizing the gdm source package, the dependency list can be shrunk
a lot; on current sid on i386, the result was (wdiff style):

 Depends: adduser, debconf-2.0, libart-2.0-2 (>= 2.3.16), libatk1.0-0 (>= 1.9.0), libattr1 (>= 2.4.4-1), [-libaudiofile0 (>= 0.2.3-4),-] libbonobo2-0 (>= 2.8.0), libbonoboui2-0 (>= 2.5.4), [-libbz2-1.0,-] libc6 (>= 2.3.5-1), libcairo2 (>= 1.0.2-2), [-libcroco3 (>= 0.6.0), libesd0 (>= 0.2.35) | libesd-alsa0 (>= 0.2.35),-] libfontconfig1 (>= 2.3.0), [-libfreetype6 (>= 2.1.5-1),-] libgconf2-4 (>= 2.9), [-libgcrypt11 (>= 1.2.2),-] libglade2-0 (>= 1:2.5.1), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.8.0), [-libgnome-keyring0 (>= 0.4.3),-] libgnome2-0 (>= 2.8.0), libgnomecanvas2-0 (>= 2.6.0), libgnomeui-0 (>= 2.8.0), libgnomevfs2-0 (>= 2.10.0-0), [-libgnutls11 (>= 1.0.16), libgpg-error0 (>= 1.1), libgsf-1-113 (>= 1.13.3),-] libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.8.0), libice6, [-libjpeg62,-] liborbit2 (>= 1:2.10.0), libpam0g (>= 0.76), libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.10.1), [-libpng12-0 (>= 1.2.8rel),-] libpopt0 (>= 1.7), librsvg2-2 (>= 2.9.5), libselinux1 (>= 1.26), libsm6, [-libtasn1-2 (>= 0.2.13),-] libx11-6, libxau6, libxcursor1 (>> 1.1.2), libxext6, libxi6, libxinerama1, libxml2 (>= 2.6.21), libxrandr2, libxrender1 (>> 1:0.9.0-1), zlib1g (>= 1:1.2.1), libpam-modules (>= 0.72-1), libpam-runtime (>= 0.76-13.1), gnome-session | xterm | x-window-manager | x-terminal-emulator, xbase-clients, gksu (>= 1.0.7)

Please relibtoolize the gdm source package to reduce its direct dependency

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (800, 'unstable'), (750, 'experimental'), (500, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO8859-1 (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages gdm depends on:
ii  adduser                  3.80            Add and remove users and groups
ii  aterm [x-terminal-emulat 0.4.2-11        Afterstep XVT - a VT102 emulator f
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]    1.4.66          Debian configuration management sy
ii  gksu                     1.3.6-1         graphical frontend to su
ii  gnome-session            2.10.0-8        The GNOME 2 Session Manager
ii  gnome-terminal [x-termin 2.10.0-3        The GNOME 2 terminal emulator appl
ii  libart-2.0-2             2.3.17-1        Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0              1.10.3-1        The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libattr1                 2.4.25-1        Extended attribute shared library
ii  libaudiofile0            0.2.6-6         Open-source version of SGI's audio
ii  libbonobo2-0             2.10.1-1        Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0           2.10.1-1        The Bonobo UI library
ii  libbz2-1.0               1.0.2-11        high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  libc6                    2.3.5-9         GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libcroco3                0.6.0-2         a generic Cascading Style Sheet (C
ii  libdmx1                  6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 Distributed Multihead X client lib
ii  libesd-alsa0 [libesd0]   0.2.36-1        Enlightened Sound Daemon (ALSA) - 
ii  libgconf2-4              2.10.1-6        GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libgcrypt11              1.2.2-1         LGPL Crypto library - runtime libr
ii  libglade2-0              1:2.5.1-2       library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0             2.8.4-2         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-keyring0        0.4.5-1         GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgnome2-0              2.10.1-1        The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0        2.10.2-2        A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeui-0             2.10.1-1        The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0           2.10.1-5        The GNOME virtual file-system libr
ii  libgnutls11              1.0.16-14       GNU TLS library - runtime library
ii  libgpg-error0            1.1-4           library for common error values an
ii  libgsf-1-113             1.13.3-1        Structured File Library - runtime 
ii  libgtk2.0-0              2.8.9-2         The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                  6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libjpeg62                6b-11           The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  liborbit2                1:2.12.4-1      libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpam-modules           0.79-3          Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam-runtime           0.79-3          Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  libpam0g                 0.79-3          Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libpango1.0-0            1.10.1-2        Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpopt0                 1.7-5           lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  librsvg2-2               2.9.5-6         SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  libselinux1              1.26-1          SELinux shared libraries
ii  libsm6                   6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System Session Management
ii  libtasn1-2               0.2.17-1        Manage ASN.1 structures (runtime)
ii  libwrap0                 7.6.dbs-8       Wietse Venema's TCP wrappers libra
ii  libx11-6                 6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxau6                  6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Authentication library
ii  libxdmcp6                6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Display Manager Control Protocol
ii  libxext6                 6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System miscellaneous exte
ii  libxi6                   6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System Input extension li
ii  libxinerama1             6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System multi-head display
ii  libxml2                  2.6.22-2        GNOME XML library
ii  metacity [x-window-manag 1:2.10.3-2      A lightweight GTK2 based Window Ma
ii  mrxvt [x-terminal-emulat 0.4.2-1         lightweight multi-tabbed X termina
ii  openbox [x-window-manage 3.2-7           standards compliant, fast, light-w
ii  pterm [x-terminal-emulat 0.58-3          PuTTY terminal emulator
ii  rxvt [x-terminal-emulato 1:2.6.4-10      VT102 terminal emulator for the X 
ii  rxvt-unicode [x-terminal 5.8-1           RXVT-like terminal emulator with U
ii  wmaker [x-window-manager 0.92.0-5        NeXTSTEP-like window manager for X
ii  xbase-clients            6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 miscellaneous X clients
ii  xlibs                    6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System client libraries m
ii  xterm [x-terminal-emulat 6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X terminal emulator
ii  zlib1g                   1:1.2.3-9       compression library - runtime

Versions of packages gdm recommends:
ii  dialog                    1.0-20051219-1 Displays user-friendly dialog boxe
pn  gdm-themes                <none>         (no description available)
pn  zenity                    <none>         (no description available)

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