Bug#901711: arctica-greeter: please downgrade mate-settings-daemon to Recommends
mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de
Mon Aug 13 22:06:00 BST 2018
Control: forwarded -1
On Sun, 17 Jun 2018 09:24:03 +0100 Phil Morrell <debian at emorrp1.name> wrote:
> Package: arctica-greeter
> Version: 0.99.0.2-2~bpo9+1
> Severity: normal
> I'm normally a fan of installing all recommends, but when trying out
> -guest-session on an Xfce system, I found it was pulling in all sorts of
> other DE packages (and openbox). I was able to exclude most of them by
> disabling Recommends for ayatana-indicator-session.
Thanks for the pointer to a-i-session. I have just uploaded 0.4.2-2 that
has most of those Recommends: moved to Suggests: field.
> Unfortunately, with mate-settings-daemon a Depends, I was unable to
> exclude that tree of mate dependencies. Now, to be fair, I haven't
> actually checked/tested to see if it is required for arctica-greeter to
> work, but if not, please reduce the dependency tree by making it
In fact, arctica-greeter requires mate-settings-daemon for some
features. It might be an idea to make this optional (or remove it
entirely as done in slick-greeter).
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