Bug#901711: arctica-greeter: please downgrade mate-settings-daemon to Recommends

Mike Gabriel mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de
Mon Aug 13 22:06:00 BST 2018

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Hi Phil,

On Sun, 17 Jun 2018 09:24:03 +0100 Phil Morrell <debian at emorrp1.name> wrote:
 > Package: arctica-greeter
 > Version:
 > 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
 > Recommends.

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).

See https://github.com/ArcticaProject/arctica-greeter/issues/12


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