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Opened 11 months ago

Closed 11 months ago

Last modified 11 months ago

#1696 closed task (invalid)

cups should not be a required dependency

Reported by: Boruch Owned by: Antoine Martin
Priority: trivial Milestone: 2.2
Component: packaging Version: 2.1.x
Keywords: cups Cc:


Printing isn't central to the functionality of the package, so cups shouldn't be a requirement.

Version: xpra v2.1.3-r17247
Platform: debian

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 11 months ago by Antoine Martin

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

cups is not required, it is in the "Recommends" section and not the "Depends" section, see browser/xpra/trunk/debian/control.
To skip installing recommends, please refer to your package manager's manual.

Last edited 11 months ago by Antoine Martin (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 11 months ago by Boruch

You're right. For some reason, debian's 'apt-get' dialog listed three groups of packages: those to be installed, those recommended, and those suggested. cups did appear in the list of "to be installed", and since there appeared two other separate lists, for recommended and for suggested, I mistakenly thought cups was 'required'. However, I was able to use the same 'apt-get' to remove cups without it removing xpra. Sorry for the bother.

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