[Bug 137993] Re: mozilla-mplayer unnecessarily depends on gecko browsers

Cesare Tirabassi cesare.tirabassi at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 11:47:24 GMT 2007

Personally, I don't think that www browsers should be made recommendations and not dependencies.
Let me quote the debian policy:

The Depends field should be used if the depended-on package is required
for the depending package to provide a significant amount of


The Recommends field should list packages that would be found together
with this one in all but unusual installations.

Now, I hope you agree that to provide a significant amount of
functionality for this plugin a www browser is needed?

Whether it makes sense or not to add xulrunner to the list of dependancies (or-ed!) its a matter of testing it.
For instance, I have not added it to gecko-mediaplayer yet (from the same upstream author) simply because I don't have any evidence that it will work.
Just the fact that it makes sense that it works is not enough (for instance gecko-mediaplayer should work with Opera and Konqueror, but it doesn't).
Can you perhaps test it and confirm if the mozilla-mplayer works with xul based applications (via xulrunner)?

** Changed in: mplayerplug-in (Ubuntu)
     Assignee: (unassigned) => Nicolas Valcárcel (nxvl)
       Status: Confirmed => Incomplete

mozilla-mplayer unnecessarily depends on gecko browsers
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