[Mageia-dev] KDE requires creep and other minimal installation issues

David Walser luigiwalser at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 29 00:01:58 CEST 2012

John Balcaen <mikala at ...> writes:
> What is wrong here ?
> That's the default config *requires* iconstasks package ?
> As said earlier currently the default config (& not the vanilla one or
> netbook) use the iconstasks plasmoid, how are you going to ensure that
> this plasmoid is installed when using the default configuration and
> then don't have a broken panel for the default mageia panel ? (i'm not
> sure ennael will be agree to add yet another package in rpmstrate/bcd
> config just for that when it could be done in the spec )
> If the problem is that the « default » config package are wrongly
> required that's something else and we need to narrow here the wrong
> requires.

Then why not have the package that contains the panel require it?  How about
putting the requires into kdebase4-workspace?  Again, I'm not 100% sure this is
why all the extra stuff got installed on upgrade, so it's just a thought.

The bigger problem is now I can't uninstall kdebase4-workspace (which I didn't
have installed before the upgrade, and which contains the wmsession file to make
KDE the default window manager and a login option, and pulls in most of the
remaining dependencies) without it forcing me to uninstall ark,
kdebase4-runtime, kdelibs4-core, kdm, and konsole, which I did have installed
before the upgrade and would like to keep.

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