Splitting X11-related into serperate package in avahi-daemon
punkrockguy318 at comcast.net
Fri Jul 14 04:23:48 BST 2006
Avahi-daemon is a very useful package not only for desktop applications
(rhythmbox, gaim), but for media server use. Avahi-daemon broadcasts
hostnames to the LAN, allowing remote access without the knowledge of
the specific IP address.
However, avahi-daemon depends on a couple X related packages:
lukas at chilli:~$ sudo apt-get install avahi-daemon
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
dbus laptop-detect libavahi-common-data libavahi-common3
libdaemon0 libdbus-1-2 libice6 libsm6 libx11-6 libxau6 x11-common
The following NEW packages will be installed:
avahi-daemon dbus laptop-detect libavahi-common-data libavahi-common3
libavahi-core4 libdaemon0 libdbus-1-2 libice6 libsm6 libx11-6 libxau6
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While the amount of X dependencies are minimal, they don't seem
necessary for a server install. Why does avahi depends on libx11? X11
dependencies usually aren't needed for a daemon.
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