GNOME dependencies

Giuseppe Torelli colossus73 at
Thu Aug 9 21:45:34 UTC 2007

On 8/9/07, Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at> wrote:
>but the new gaim (pidgin) for some reason
> uses libgnome now and gstreamer. Making a pidgin-gtk package seems to me like a lot of waste of time.

gt[xarchiver]$ pidgin -v
Pidgin 2.0.2
gt[xarchiver]$ ldd `which pidgin`|grep gnome

Which pidgin are you using?

gt[xarchiver]$ ldd `which evince`|grep gnome => /usr/lib/
(0xb7bae000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb7b46000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb7b1b000)

So no GNOME dependencies. Jani what are you trying to do?

> It would be good to have but it's a lot of work upfront and then continual maintenance and bother not
> only for us but for Ubuntu desktop devels. The other choice is to drop gaim because of these dependencies :(

No reason to drop gaim/pidgin beause of the above unless you refer to
a newer version than 2.0.2.


Please let me understand. Did you include gnome dependencies in the
next Xubuntu Gutsy?

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