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From: Alastair Irving <alastair.irving@×××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Why does gnome-python-desktop have so many dependencies?
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 15:24:22
Message-Id: 20080626152414.GA11231@alastair-irving.home

I'm trying to run a program which requires the wnck python module,
which I believe is part of the gnome-python-desktop package.  I like
to keep my gnome desktop minimal, but this package wants to install
the following:

$ emerge -vp gnome-python-desktop 

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating dependencies   ... done!
[ebuild  N    ] media-plugins/gst-plugins-vorbis-0.10.14  0 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] media-libs/gst-plugins-good-0.10.6  USE="-debug" 0 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] x11-libs/gtksourceview-1.8.5-r1  USE="-debug -doc" 0 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] gnome-base/libgtop-2.20.2  USE="-debug" 756 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] dev-util/cmake-2.4.6-r1  USE="emacs -vim-syntax" 2,544 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] sys-libs/libcap-1.10-r11  USE="python" 39 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] gnome-base/gnome-mount-0.6  USE="gnome -debug" 0 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] media-plugins/gst-plugins-pango-0.10.14  0 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] media-libs/gst-plugins-ugly-0.10.6  USE="-debug" 756 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] media-plugins/gst-plugins-flac-0.10.6  0 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] media-libs/libdvdcss-1.2.9-r1  USE="-doc" 277 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] media-plugins/gst-plugins-gnomevfs-0.10.14  0 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] media-plugins/gst-plugins-ogg-0.10.14  0 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] media-libs/a52dec-0.7.4-r5  USE="-djbfft -oss" 236 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] media-libs/libmpeg2-0.4.1  USE="X -sdl" 483 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] app-cdr/cdrkit-1.1.6  USE="unicode -hfs" 1,375 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] media-libs/libdvdread-0.9.7  380 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] media-plugins/gst-plugins-a52dec-0.10.6  0 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] media-plugins/gst-plugins-mpeg2dec-0.10.6  0 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] app-cdr/dvd+rw-tools-7.1  138 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] media-plugins/gst-plugins-dvdread-0.10.6  0 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] gnome-extra/nautilus-cd-burner-2.20.0  USE="cdr dvdr -debug" 0 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] media-video/totem-2.20.3  USE="bluetooth dvd flac gnome python vorbis -a52 -debug -ffmpeg -galago -hal -lirc -mad -mpeg -nsplugin -nvtv -ogg -seamonkey -theora -xulrunner -xv" 0 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] gnome-extra/gnome-media-2.20.1  USE="ipv6 vorbis -debug -esd -mad -ogg" 0 kB 
[ebuild  N    ] dev-python/gnome-python-desktop-2.20.0  USE="X -debug -doc" 0 kB 

Total: 25 packages (25 new), Size of downloads: 6,981 kB

I was wondering if anyone knows whether the package really needs all
these dependencies, as it seems ludicrous to be installing video
players etc, just for the sake of a python module.

Many thanks

Alastair Irving

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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Why does gnome-python-desktop have so many dependencies? Brian Johnson <brian@××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Why does gnome-python-desktop have so many dependencies? Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>