[Digikam-devel] Bug#562152: digikam 1.0 should Recommend: dolphin

Mark Purcell msp at debian.org
Wed Dec 23 09:00:55 CET 2009


Package: digikam
Version: 2:1.0.0-1

On Tuesday 22 December 2009 09:01:17 Luka Renko wrote:
> Mark, Fathi,
> 
> I have committed some changes to debian packaging for 1.0 release of
>  digikam (which was released today). I have also included one important
>  crasher fix as patch. I think the stuff in svn is more or less ready for
>  release, but I did not have debian chroot environment to quickly test
>  that, so I will leave it to one of you to try and upload, or I will test
>  in debian chroot tomorrow.


Luka,

One change that I will reverse from your packaging is the removal of dolphin 
from Recommends:

Without dolphin, digikam produces the attached error message when one envokes 
the "Album:Open in File Manager", which is why it was included as a 
Recommends:

Please note that a Recommends: is not absolute:

Recommends
 This declares a strong, but not absolute, dependency. 
 The Recommends field should list packages that would be found together with 
this one in all but unusual installations.

If non-kde users do not want to install dolphin, then with a Recommends: they 
don't have too.

However this has been an issue in the past and led to real usability problems:
http://bugs.debian.org:80/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=440250

This has also been discussed on the kde bug tracking:
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=185638#c5

If you are going to undo our previous packaging work, please discuss here 
first.

Thanks,
Mark
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