[Pkg-owncloud-maintainers] owncloud package "Recommends" bloated?

MJ Ray mjr at phonecoop.coop
Thu Aug 21 20:52:24 UTC 2014

Nitzan wrote:
> As also claimed in the "evil" (?) github thread, the "recommends"
> requirements also cause gnome related components, A/V software and jre
> to be installed.
> I agree that I can avoid installing recommendations manually, but I
> believe the common use-case for owncloud *server* is more like mine
> (headless lean server) than GUI desktops. Don't you agree?

Server yes, but I'm not sure common servers are typically all that lean
and may be hosting other things which already require the jre to be
installed and possibly A/V software.

> Also in that thread, one of the repository owners agreed that the
> "recommends" section is... too large, and changed the isv version
> (http://software.opensuse.org/download/package?project=isv:ownCloud:community&package=owncloud)
> in dec13 to have this metadata:

Ah well, what the isv does is up to its maintainer.  So does this mean
that some previews don't work unless you start installing "Suggests"?

Really, if having libreoffice installed is a problem, then the best
solution would seem to be if owncloud generates previews with other
software.  I think I remember hearing of a program called webodf but I
don't know if that's a possibility.

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