[Pkg-telepathy-maintainers] Bug#599646: Please drop recommendations on geoclue-* from empathy

Josh Triplett josh at joshtriplett.org
Sat Oct 9 20:26:40 UTC 2010

Package: empathy
Version: 2.30.2-1
Severity: normal

empathy depends on geoclue, and recommends various geoclue-* packages
(but only some of them, not all of them).

First of all, given the relative proportions of users who will use
empathy versus users who will make use of the geoclue functionality,
recommends seems excessively strong ("packages that would be found
together with this one in all but unusual installations").

Second, to the extent these recommendations should exist, they should
really live in the geoclue package, since the details of which
geoclue helper geoclue uses should not matter to a program using

Please consider dropping the recommends on geoclue-* from empathy.

Josh Triplett

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.36-rc6-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages empathy depends on:
ii  dbus-x11                1.2.24-3         simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  empathy-common          2.30.2-1         GNOME multi-protocol chat and call
ii  gconf2                  2.28.1-5         GNOME configuration database syste
ii  geoclue                 0.12.0-1         Geographic information framework
ii  gnome-icon-theme        2.30.3-1         GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  libatk1.0-0             1.30.0-1         The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                   2.11.2-6         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2               1.8.10-6         The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcanberra-gtk0        0.24-1           Gtk+ helper for playing widget eve
ii  libcanberra0            0.24-1           a simple abstract interface for pl
ii  libchamplain-0.4-0      0.4.6-2+b1       C library providing ClutterActor t
ii  libchamplain-gtk-0.4-0  0.4.6-2+b1       A Gtk+ widget to display maps
ii  libclutter-1.0-0        1.2.12-3         Open GL based interactive canvas l
ii  libclutter-gtk-0.10-0   0.10.4-1         Open GL based interactive canvas l
ii  libdbus-1-3             1.2.24-3         simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2        0.88-2           simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libebook1.2-9           2.30.3-2         Client library for evolution addre
ii  libedataserver1.2-13    2.30.3-2         Utility library for evolution data
ii  libenchant1c2a          1.6.0-1          a wrapper library for various spel
ii  libfontconfig1          2.8.0-2.1        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6            2.4.2-2          FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4             2.28.1-5         GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libgeoclue0             0.12.0-1         C API for GeoClue
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1 7.7.1-4          A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.24.2-1         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-keyring0       2.30.1-1         GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgstfarsight0.10-0    0.0.21-1         Audio/Video communications framewo
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-ba 0.10.30-1        GStreamer libraries from the "base
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0      0.10.30-1        Core GStreamer libraries and eleme
ii  libgtk2.0-0             2.20.1-1+b1      The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libnm-glib2             0.8.1-3          network management framework (GLib
ii  libnotify1 [libnotify1- 0.5.0-2          sends desktop notifications to a n
ii  libpango1.0-0           1.28.1-1         Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libsoup2.4-1            2.30.2-1         an HTTP library implementation in 
ii  libtelepathy-farsight0  0.0.14-2+b1      Glue library between telepathy and
ii  libtelepathy-glib0      0.11.11-1        Telepathy framework - GLib library
ii  libunique-1.0-0         1.1.6-1.1        Library for writing single instanc
ii  libwebkit-1.0-2         1.2.4-1+b1       Web content engine library for Gtk
ii  libx11-6                2:1.3.3-3        X11 client-side library
ii  libxcomposite1          1:0.4.2-1        X11 Composite extension library
ii  libxdamage1             1:1.1.3-1        X11 damaged region extension libra
ii  libxext6                2:1.1.2-1        X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfixes3              1:4.0.5-1        X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxml2                 2.7.7.dfsg-4     GNOME XML library
ii  telepathy-mission-contr 1:5.4.3-1        management daemon for Telepathy re
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages empathy recommends:
pn  freedesktop-sound-theme       <none>     (no description available)
pn  geoclue-hostip                <none>     (no description available)
pn  geoclue-localnet              <none>     (no description available)
pn  geoclue-manual                <none>     (no description available)
pn  geoclue-yahoo                 <none>     (no description available)
ii  gvfs-backends                 1.6.4-2    userspace virtual filesystem - bac
pn  nautilus-sendto-empathy       <none>     (no description available)
ii  telepathy-gabble              0.9.15-1   Jabber/XMPP connection manager
pn  telepathy-salut               <none>     (no description available)

Versions of packages empathy suggests:
pn  telepathy-butterfly          <none>      (no description available)
pn  telepathy-haze               <none>      (no description available)
ii  vino                         2.28.2-1+b1 VNC server for GNOME

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