kate depends on libvlccore8

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 23:32:30 UTC 2018

2018-01-26 20:17 GMT-03:00 Sven Brauch <mail at svenbrauch.de>:
> Hi,
> On 22/01/18 19:00, Tim Passingham wrote:
>> So the question is why does kate require a vlc library at all? It
>> seems rather strange.
> This is certainly not a direct dependency. It's possible that it is
> unneeded (and a packaging bug), or pulled in through a chain of
> dependencies by something else. Ask your distribution's packagers, or
> look through the dependency list (preferably with a suitable tool)
> yourself. I could imagine something like ktexteditor -> kio -> knotify
> -> phonon -> phonon-backend-vlc -> vlc or similar. Each of the
> dependencies kind of makes sense but the end result is strange.

On APT distros, you can use "aptitude why kate libvlccore8" to get the
dependency chain between those two packages. I'm pretty sure you're
right and it's through knotify -> phonon.


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