lsb printing support [Was, Re: Qt3 and LSB compliance]

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Wed Mar 2 18:46:15 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 02, 2011 at 07:04:45PM +0100, Till Kamppeter wrote:
> On 03/02/2011 05:53 PM, Martin Pitt wrote:
> >I take it we'd still need to keep Qt3 around in universe for some
> >time. Would it be feasible to move lsb-desktop and lsb to universe as
> >well? The only real main dependency of it that I see is the
> >"kubuntu-full" task, i. e. it'd just need unseeding.

> pitti, we need to leave LSB in main to support the automatically
> downloading printer driver packages. Epson has them on-line for near
> a year, system-config-printer supports them and now this should
> finally work to get more manufacturers onto the "Plug'n'Print" boat.

Nothing in main depends on the lsb package except for kubuntu-full, and
nothing installs it by default.  Are you saying that you intended to *add* a
new dependency on lsb in natty?  (If so, that would appear to require a
feature freeze exception at this point, for whatever this new feature is?)

Bear in mind that 'lsb' is the package providing the full LSB system.  If
you only need the LSB printing subsystem, there's an 'lsb-printing' package
for that.  But regardless, I don't see anything here that requires keeping
the packages in main given that they're not installed by default anyway.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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