Re: "Gnome" package now requires installing "tracker"?



On Mon, 13 Feb 2012 21:52:25 +0100, Claudius Hubig wrote:

Camaleón <noelamac@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello,

Today I have run a dist-upgrade and tracker wanted to get installed.

I didn't have it installed since I'm running wheezy.

Why this hard dependency? Is tracker now a requirement for those who
want a full GNOME desktop? :-?

P.S. "gnome" requires "gnome-documents" and "gnome-documents" requires
"tracker".

Package: gnome
[…]
Depends: gnome-core (= 1:3.0+7), desktop-base, alacarte (>= 0.13.2),

(...)

Given this enormous amount of dependencies, I really don’t think you can
complain about tracker.

More than a complaint, I'd like to know why there exists such as
requirement "now". It was not just a few weeks ago.

Additionally, gnome is just a meta package, so you can safely choose to
ignore it.

I have installed "gnome" (the metapackage). I want to install
"gnome" (the metapackage), but tracker was not a requirement to have the
full GNOME desktop. Until now. There are another desktop search/indexers
solutions out there and GNOME did not force us to stick to one of them.

I have to agree, though, that gnome-documents and, more importantly,
nautilus[1] depending upon tracker might be unfortunate,

Yes, it is. That's why I added my comments at the open bug.

but then again: Use something else if you don’t like tracker. To ease
things further, I bet that there is a way not to start tracker once it
is installed.

I know how to configure tracker. I use it in my main workstation, it's
really useful, but it makes no sense to have it installed on the netbook
and I tend to avoid installing applications that I don't use, they waste
hard disk space, are prone to bugs, need to be updated...

Greetings,

--
Camaleón


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