Bug#542095: should not depend on network-manager-gnome

Manuel Bleichner MBleichner at web.de
Mon Aug 17 19:19:25 UTC 2009

Package: gnome
Version: 1:2.24.3~2squeeze1
Severity: normal

It's almost impossible to prevent aptitude from destroying my system on every upgrade because of this dependency.
I prefer wicd over network-manager (because network-manager keeps reconnecting every other minute).
But because they're conflicting, aptitude upgrade wants to remove either wicd or gnome. 

In my opinion those two programs should be alternatives (both are connection managers) and the user should be
able to choose one.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gnome depends on:
ii  arj                   3.10.22-6          archiver for .arj files
ii  avahi-daemon          0.6.25-1           Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD daemon
ii  blueman [bluez-gnome] 1.10-2             A Graphical bluetooth manager
ii  epiphany-extensions   2.26.1-1           Extensions for Epiphany web browse
ii  evolution-exchange    2.26.3-1           Exchange plugin for the Evolution 
ii  evolution-plugins     2.26.3-2           standard plugins for Evolution
ii  evolution-webcal      2.26.0-1           webcal: URL handler for GNOME and 
ii  gdm-themes            0.6.2              Themes for the GNOME Display Manag
ii  gedit-plugins         2.26.1-1           set of plugins for gedit
ii  gnome-app-install     0.5.24-1           GNOME Application Installer
ii  gnome-desktop-environ 1:2.24.3~2squeeze1 The GNOME Desktop Environment
ii  gnome-games           1:2.26.2-1         games for the GNOME desktop
ii  gnome-network-admin   2.22.1-5           GNOME Network Administration Tool
ii  gnome-themes-extras   2.22.0-3           extra themes for the GNOME desktop
ii  gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg  0.10.8-1           FFmpeg plugin for GStreamer
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins 0.10.12-1+b1       GStreamer plugins from the "ugly" 
ii  libpam-gnome-keyring  2.26.1-1           PAM module to unlock the GNOME key
ii  rhythmbox             0.12.3-1           music player and organizer for GNO
ii  serpentine            0.9-6              An application for creating audio 
ii  swfdec-mozilla        0.8.2-1            Mozilla plugin for SWF files (Macr
ii  synaptic              0.62.7             Graphical package manager
ii  system-config-printer 1.0.0-6            graphical interface to configure t
ii  totem-mozilla         2.26.2-2           Totem Mozilla plugin
ii  transmission-gtk      1.73-5             lightweight BitTorrent client (GTK

Versions of packages gnome recommends:
ii  epiphany-extension 2.26.0                Collection of third-party extensio
ii  evolution-rss      0.1.3~git20090505-1.1 Evolution RSS Reader Plugin
ii  gdebi              0.3.11debian1+nmu1    Simple tool to install deb files
ii  gnome-games-extra- 2.26.0-1              games for the GNOME desktop (extra
ii  gnome-office       1:2.24.3~2squeeze1    The GNOME Office suite
ii  gparted            0.4.5-3               GNOME partition editor
ii  gthumb             3:2.10.11-2           an image viewer and browser
ii  hal-cups-utils     0.6.16-3              Utilities to detect and configure 
ii  hardinfo           0.5c-1                Displays system information
ii  menu-xdg           0.4                   freedesktop.org menu compliant win
ii  tomboy             0.14.3-1              desktop note taking program using 
ii  tsclient           0.150-2               front-end for viewing of remote de
ii  update-notifier    0.70.7.debian-5       Daemon which notifies about packag

Versions of packages gnome suggests:
pn  gnome-dbg                     <none>     (no description available)
pn  openoffice.org-evolution      <none>     (no description available)
pn  openoffice.org-gnome          <none>     (no description available)

Versions of packages gnome-desktop-environment depends on:
ii  alacarte      0.12.1-1                   easy GNOME menu editing tool
ii  cheese        2.26.2-1                   A tool to take pictures and videos
ii  deskbar-apple 2.26.2-1                   universal search and navigation ba
ii  desktop-base  5.0.5                      common files for the Debian Deskto
ii  dmz-cursor-th 0.4.1                      Style neutral, scalable cursor the
ii  ekiga         3.2.1~git20090515.9d0263-1 H.323 and SIP compatible VoIP clie
ii  empathy       2.26.2-1                   High-level library and user-interf
ii  epiphany-brow 2.26.1-1                   Intuitive web browser - dummy pack
ii  epiphany-geck 2.26.1-1                   Intuitive GNOME web browser - Geck
ii  evince        2.26.2-1                   Document (postscript, pdf) viewer
ii  evolution     2.26.3-2                   groupware suite with mail client a
ii  evolution-dat 2.26.3-1                   evolution database backend server
ii  fast-user-swi 2.24.0-3                   Applet for the GNOME panel providi
ii  file-roller   2.26.2-1                   an archive manager for GNOME
ii  gcalctool     5.26.2-1                   GNOME desktop calculator
ii  gconf-editor  2.26.0-1                   An editor for the GConf configurat
ii  gdm           2.20.9-1.1                 GNOME Display Manager
ii  gksu          2.0.2-2+b1                 graphical frontend to su
ii  gnome-about   2.26.1-1                   The GNOME about box
ii  gnome-backgro 2.24.1-1                   a set of backgrounds packaged with
ii  gnome-core    1:2.24.3~2squeeze1         The GNOME Desktop Environment -- e
ii  gnome-keyring 2.26.1-1                   GNOME keyring services (daemon and
ii  gnome-media   2.26.0-1                   GNOME media utilities
ii  gnome-mount   0.8-2                      wrapper for (un)mounting and eject
ii  gnome-netstat 2.26.0-1                   Network status applet for GNOME
ii  gnome-nettool 2.26.2-2                   network information tool for GNOME
ii  gnome-power-m 2.24.4-3                   power management tool for the GNOM
ii  gnome-screens 2.26.1-2                   GNOME screen saver and locker
ii  gnome-system- 2.26.2-1                   Process viewer and system resource
ii  gnome-system- 2.22.1-5                   Cross-platform configuration utili
ii  gnome-themes  2.26.2-1                   official themes for the GNOME desk
ii  gnome-user-gu 2.26.2-1                   GNOME user's guide
ii  gnome-utils   2.26.0-1                   GNOME desktop utilities
ii  gnome-volume- 2.24.1-3                   GNOME daemon to auto-mount and man
ii  gstreamer0.10 0.10.23-3                  GStreamer plugin for ALSA
ii  gstreamer0.10 0.10.23-3                  GStreamer plugins from the "base" 
ii  gstreamer0.10 0.10.15-2                  GStreamer plugins from the "good" 
ii  gstreamer0.10 0.10.23-2                  Tools for use with GStreamer
ii  gtk2-engines  1:2.18.2-1                 theme engines for GTK+ 2.x
ii  gucharmap     1:2.26.2-1                 Unicode character picker and font 
ii  gvfs-backends 1.2.3-1+b1                 userspace virtual filesystem - bac
ii  gvfs-bin      1.2.3-1+b1                 userspace virtual filesystem - bin
ii  hamster-apple 2.26.2-1                   time tracking applet for GNOME
ii  libgnome2-per 1.042-2                    Perl interface to the GNOME librar
ii  libgnomevfs2- 1:2.24.1-3                 GNOME Virtual File System (extra m
ii  nautilus-cd-b 2.24.0-3                   CD Burning front-end for Nautilus
ii  seahorse      2.26.1-2                   GNOME front end for GnuPG
ii  seahorse-plug 2.26.1-1                   seahorse plugins and utilities for
ii  sound-juicer  2.26.1-1                   GNOME CD Ripper
ii  swfdec-gnome  2.26.0-1                   Tools to play SWF files (Macromedi
ii  totem-gstream 2.26.2-2                   A simple media player for the GNOM
ii  totem-plugins 2.26.2-2                   Plugins for the Totem media player
ii  vinagre       2.26.2-1                   VNC client for the GNOME Desktop
ii  vino          2.26.2-1                   VNC server for GNOME
ii  zenity        2.26.0-1                   Display graphical dialog boxes fro

Versions of packages gnome-core depends on:
ii  eog                           2.26.2-1   Eye of GNOME graphics viewer progr
ii  gedit                         2.26.1-1   official text editor of the GNOME 
ii  gnome-applets                 2.26.1-1   Various applets for the GNOME pane
ii  gnome-control-center          1:2.26.0-1 utilities to configure the GNOME d
ii  gnome-icon-theme              2.26.0-1   GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gnome-menus                   2.26.1-2   an implementation of the freedeskt
ii  gnome-panel                   2.26.2-1   launcher and docking facility for 
ii  gnome-session                 2.26.2-1   The GNOME Session Manager
ii  gnome-settings-daemon         2.26.1-2   daemon handling the GNOME session 
ii  gnome-terminal                2.26.2-2   The GNOME terminal emulator applic
ii  gvfs                          1.2.3-1+b1 userspace virtual filesystem - ser
ii  metacity                      1:2.26.0-3 lightweight GTK+ window manager
ii  nautilus                      2.26.3-1   file manager and graphical shell f
ii  yelp                          2.26.0-2   Help browser for GNOME

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