[Mageia-discuss] Package management system
richard.j.walker at ntlworld.com
Wed Sep 29 20:06:32 CEST 2010
On Wednesday 29 September 2010 07:23:28 Renaud MICHEL wrote:
> On mercredi 29 septembre 2010 at 01:47, Richard wrote :
> > Does this mean that I can find the KDE packages which "depend" on Pulse
> > and re-package them such that Pulse is only "recommended"?
> Here (2010.1 x86_64) KDE does not have a dependency on pulse audio.
> Gnome has, because pulseaudio (actually the package is pulseaudio-esound-
> compat) provides esound, which is required by gnome.
Sorry I was so careless in my comment. I was working from memory and those
memories are heavily dosed with frustration and annoyance. What I should have
done is give a concrete example. When I select lib64pulseaudio0 for removal,
rpmdrake lists 526 dependencies (direct and, presumably, indirect) which must
also be removed.
Only 39 of these have the string "kde" in the package name, but some of these
are quite central to the operation of KDE;
Many many more are kde applications. This is 2010.1 x86_64
> Anyway, you can simply disable pulseaudio from the control center, so it is
> not a problem to have the package still lying around.
That is, of course, the first thing I do when installing new systems. I don't
think that I can agree that it is not a problem for me to have all of this
Pulse stuff lying around. I find it quite tricky enough to get all required
applications working as I want them without having to worry about whether
something somewhere thinks it can still use Pulse because the support files
are still present.
Worse still are the applications which presume Pulse must be present and are
configured with that incorrect default assumption, but that's another gripe
for another place.
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