Why ubuntu-desktop depends on xdiagnose and xterm

Oliver Grawert ogra at ubuntu.com
Thu Apr 4 07:58:32 UTC 2013

On Do, 2013-04-04 at 09:50 +0200, Oliver Grawert wrote:
> hi,
> On Do, 2013-04-04 at 09:41 +0200, Oliver Grawert wrote:
> > hi,
> > On Do, 2013-04-04 at 09:56 +0800, Ma Xiaojun wrote:
> > > There is a related bug already:
> > > 
> > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-meta/+bug/1116791
> > > 
> > i demoted them to recommends (so removing them doesn't uninstall
> > ubuntu-desktop) in the seeds but have to wait with an upload of
> > ubuntu-meta until after the beta is out (i don't want to interfere with
> > the release today)
> > 
> note that this wont help much with xterm if you still want to keep a
> functional xserver, apt-cache rdepends xterm still shows a lot of
> essential packages hard depending on it, there should probably be a bug
> for this that has tasks for at least the xorg metapackage as well as
> xinit so the xorg guys can inspect if they can do the same.

i added bug tasks for both of the above packages so the xorg team can
inspect if it is feasible to drop/demote it there too ... and now i will
stop replying to myself :)

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