Bug#462983: gnome-desktop-environment: should not depend on libgnome2-perl

brian m. carlson sandals at crustytoothpaste.ath.cx
Mon Jan 28 18:37:57 UTC 2008

Package: gnome-desktop-environment
Version: 1:
Severity: normal

AFAICT, gnome-desktop-environment depends on libgnome2-perl for no 
reason.  This package contains no actual data, and therefore it cannot 
be a necessary dependency.  I also don't see dependencies on the 
corresponding python packages, so it cannot be for developers.

Therefore, I would request that you please remove this dependency on 

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

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gnome-desktop-environment depends on:
ii  alacarte                   0.11.3-1      easy GNOME menu editing tool
ii  bug-buddy                  2.20.1+dfsg-2 GNOME Desktop Environment bug repo
ii  deskbar-applet             2.20.2-1      universal search and navigation ba
ii  desktop-base               4.0.6         common files for the Debian Deskto
ii  dmz-cursor-theme           0.4.1         Style neutral, scalable cursor the
ii  ekiga                      2.0.11-2      H.323 and SIP compatible VoIP clie
ii  epiphany-browser           2.20.3-1      Intuitive web browser - dummy pack
ii  epiphany-gecko [gnome-www- 2.20.3-1      Intuitive GNOME web browser - Geck
ii  epiphany-webkit [gnome-www 2.20.3-1      Intuitive GNOME web browser - webk
ii  evince                     2.20.2-1      Document (postscript, pdf) viewer
ii  evolution                  2.12.3-1      groupware suite with mail client a
ii  evolution-data-server      1.12.3-1      evolution database backend server
ii  fast-user-switch-applet    2.20.0-2      Applet for the GNOME panel providi
ii  file-roller                2.20.3-1      an archive manager for GNOME
ii  gcalctool                  5.20.2-1      A GTK2 desktop calculator
ii  gconf-editor               2.20.0-1      An editor for the GConf configurat
ii  gdm                        2.20.3-1      GNOME Display Manager
ii  gnome-about                2.20.3-1      The GNOME about box
ii  gnome-backgrounds          2.20.0-1      a set of backgrounds packaged with
ii  gnome-core                 1:    The GNOME Desktop Environment -- e
ii  gnome-keyring              2.20.3-1      GNOME keyring services (daemon and
ii  gnome-keyring-manager      2.20.0-1      keyring management program for the
ii  gnome-media                2.20.1-3      GNOME media utilities
ii  gnome-menus                2.20.3-1      an implementation of the freedeskt
ii  gnome-netstatus-applet     2.12.1-1      Network status applet for GNOME 2
ii  gnome-nettool              2.20.0-1      network information tool for GNOME
ii  gnome-power-manager        2.20.2-2      frontend for gnome-powermanager
ii  gnome-screensaver          2.20.0-2      GNOME screen saver and locker
ii  gnome-system-monitor       2.20.2-1      Process viewer and system resource
ii  gnome-system-tools         2.20.0-1      Cross-platform configuration utili
ii  gnome-themes               2.20.2-1      official themes for the GNOME 2 de
ii  gnome-user-guide           2.20.1-1      GNOME user's guide
ii  gnome-utils          GNOME desktop utilities
ii  gnome-volume-manager       2.22.1-1      GNOME daemon to auto-mount and man
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-base 0.10.15-4     GStreamer plugins from the "base" 
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-good 0.10.6-4      GStreamer plugins from the "good" 
ii  gstreamer0.10-tools        0.10.15-4     Tools for use with GStreamer
ii  gtk2-engines               1:2.12.2-1    theme engines for GTK+ 2.x
ii  gucharmap                  1:1.10.2-1    Unicode character picker and font 
ii  iceweasel-gnome-support [g    Support for Gnome in Iceweasel
ii  libgnome2-perl             1.040-1       Perl interface to the GNOME librar
ii  libgnomevfs2-bin           1:2.20.1-1    GNOME Virtual File System (support
ii  libgnomevfs2-extra         1:2.20.1-1    GNOME Virtual File System (extra m
ii  nautilus-cd-burner         2.20.0-1      CD Burning front-end for Nautilus
ii  seahorse                   2.20.3-1+b1   A Gnome front end for GnuPG
ii  sound-juicer               2.20.1-1      GNOME 2 CD Ripper
ii  totem                      2.20.3-1      A simple media player for the Gnom
ii  vino                       2.20.1-1      VNC server for GNOME
ii  zenity                     2.20.1-1      Display graphical dialog boxes fro

Versions of packages gnome-desktop-environment recommends:
ii  dasher                       4.4.2-2     A graphical predictive text input 
pn  fam                          <none>      (no description available)
ii  gnome-accessibility-themes   2.20.2-1    accessibility themes for the GNOME
ii  gnome-games                  1:2.20.3-1  games for the GNOME desktop
ii  gnome-mag                    1:0.14.10-4 a screen magnifier for the GNOME d
pn  gnome-orca                   <none>      (no description available)
pn  gok                          <none>      (no description available)

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