[Pkg-kde-extras] DigiKam on Squeeze vs Lenny

George Kiagiadakis kiagiadakis.george at gmail.com
Sat Jun 5 12:52:08 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 2:50 PM, Magnus Sandberg <mem at netnod.se> wrote:
> Hi again,
> I wrote the email below close to two weeks ago and no one has replied. Some
> sort of reply would have been nice. Even if it had said something like: 'you
> should file a proper bug report', or 'this is taken care of', or 'already
> considered but we can't reduce the number of dependencies', or best of all
> 'thanks for your feedback, we'll fix it in the next update'.
> Any type of response would felt better that just nothing.
> Have a nice weekend!
> // Mem
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> On 24th of May 2010, Magnus Sandberg wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm looking for a good photo management software. First I looked into
>> F-spot but I'm a bit skeptic about Mono. Now I'm thinking of DigiKam but
>> the dependencies are crazy in Squeeze. I'm running some quite tight
>> installations using Gnome as Window manager.
>> On my Lenny machine (not the actual target, just used as reference)
>> DigiKam would like to install 16 new packages but on my Squeeze machine
>> (the actual target) DigiKam would like to install 116 packages. How can
>> it come that I would get 100 extra packages on Squeeze? Something has to
>> be wrong with the dependencies in Squeeze. Please see attached command
>> outputs.
>> I'm not on the list, please reply to me direct.
>> Regards,
>> // Mem
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Hi, we are sorry for the lack of reply. Personally, I must have
skipped this message just by reading the subject, expecting someone
familiar with digikam to reply (I don't use digikam myself). But now
that I read it, I think I can give you an answer.

The dependencies are correct. digikam in lenny is an older version
that uses kde3, while digikam in squeeze uses kde4. kde3 and kde4 are
completely different in packaging, with the major difference being the
kdelibs package, which is monolithic in kde3 (all libraries in one
package) while it is split in many smaller packages in kde4. There are
probably also some new features in digikam that use other components
of kde and add some extra dependencies too. The only thing that you
could avoid installing is all the xine related libraries, by
installing phonon-backend-gstreamer (which is interchangeable with
phonon-backend-xine and sounds more appropriate for gnome, which uses
gstreamer everywhere).


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