Printer applet dependencies

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at
Thu Jan 15 22:11:19 CET 2009

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 11:16:20AM -0800, David Johnson wrote:
> I've just noticed that Printer Applet has runtime dependencies on hal-cups-
> utils, which itself dependendent on system-config-printer. The problem is that 
> system-config-printer is dependent on PyGTK, making Printer Applet GTK+. Many 
> distros are going to pull in extra GNOME dependencies as well. 
> Technically, only two files are needed from the system-config-printer sources, 
> but I don't think many distros are going to make special mini-system-config-
> printer packages for their mini-hal-cups-utils packages.

That's exactly what I recommend, split out the common files from

Here's what we do in Ubuntu.


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