Xpra: Ticket #2763: xpra debs have excessive dependencies

The Xpra 4 dependencies for the deb builds (ubuntu eoan) have excessive dependencies (package recommend-type)

On a KDE system, trying to install xpra results in apt wanting to pull in the whole of gnome, evolution and whatever.

This is not because of the hard dependencies, but of the recommended dependencies, that get anyway installed by default.

The culprit seems to be gnome-shell-extension-appindicator

Fri, 15 May 2020 01:30:09 GMT - Antoine Martin: owner changed

Without gnome-shell-extension-appindicator, xpra's system tray has no hope of being shown on a gnome desktop (and even with this extension, it's still difficult to ensure it will be shown..). Maybe we can change the dependency to:

Recommends:	gnome-shell-extension-appindicator | some-generic-KDE-package?

What would that package be?

Sat, 16 May 2020 13:21:50 GMT - Antoine Martin:

@callegar: How about r26364? Would that work?

Sun, 17 May 2020 11:03:15 GMT - Antoine Martin: status changed; resolution set

Not heard back, closing.

r26364 was backport to v4 in r26375.

Sun, 17 May 2020 22:00:29 GMT - callegar:

Sorry, I've been late... much better! Only weird thing remaining are the gnome-backgrounds.

Mon, 18 May 2020 04:33:51 GMT - Antoine Martin:

Only weird thing remaining are the gnome-backgrounds

AFAICT, this has no dependencies on anything else, and since we currently create the background symlink at build time, so there is no way to use the kde variant.

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 06:00:05 GMT - migration script:

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/2763