Bug#807485: gnome-keyring: pinentry-gnome3 should also be recommended and (hard) dependency should fallback on pinentry-gtk2

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Wed Dec 9 14:44:03 UTC 2015

Quoting Michael Biebl (2015-12-09 19:27:37)
> Am 09.12.2015 um 14:08 schrieb Jonas Smedegaard:
>> I understand from bug#787786 that GNOME should ensure that most
>> possible of its features is getting used.
>> As already pointed out in bug#787786#18, there are other sensible of
>> gnome-keyring other than in concert with the GNOME desktop.
>> I agree that favoring pinentry-gtk2 over pinentry-gnome is wrong, but
>> _only_ hard depending on pinentry-gnome makes it impossible¹ to use
>> gnome-keyring without also pulling in pinentry-gnome and its (for some
>> non-GNOME uses) too excessive dependencies.
> Which excessive dependencies?
> Which of those aren't already pulled in by gnome-keyring?

Oh - please ignore the remark about excessive dependencies (I was 
looking at an older suite).

Issue remains that gnome-keyring declares a strict dependency for a 
situation where in unusual cases alternatives works - which is the 
purpose of the "Recommends:" hint.

Currenly pinentry-gnome cannot be removed from a system which uses 
gnome-keyring, even though gnome-keyring can work with other 
implementations of the pinentry-x11 ABI than pinentry-gnome.

 - Jonas

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