So , i was trying to install empathy IM client , right!
it pulls-off other
packages ( brasero - cheese - evolution ) , almost like these packages
are tied to empathy .
So i though this could be coming from a metapackage , but that can not be .. as i haven't installed any metapackage.
I tried " haylo's " suggestion to disable them as been Recommends .. as he thought they were " Recommends " .. but it turned out that's not the case as if .
seems to me like they were Gnome'ish packed or something!
it's annoying! .. am trying to figure out if they were packed as is from debian , or coming from #! side .
I don't get it , someone help me understand this! where is this coming from?
I just need Empathy
Last edited by benginm (2012-11-16 13:28:38)
So , i went to #debian to discuss this further more .. here is the fun part it goes like :
someone said : sary empathy depends on nautilus-sendto-empathy, which
depends on nautilus-sendto, which depends on nautilus, which depends
I said : you mean nautilus-sendto-empathy depends on > nautilus-sendto >
depends on empathy depends on > brasero
sary> how can a single stand alone program depends on an extension, yet
depnds on anoth stand alone program!
someone said: easily
then another someone said : nautilus-sendto deps on nautilus. brasero deps on nautilus.
n-s-empathy deps on n-sendto. empathy recommends or suggest
n-s-empathy. this is gnome for you
So it all went down to " this Gnome'ish for you "
You can mark this as solved yourself. Edit the first post and you can add [solved] to the title.
Furthermore, this is whats known as the "Gnome Dependencies" They are the baggages associated with gnome-specific applications, and a large reason for the existence of distributions like Crunchbang, which eschew their use.
Similarly there are KDE Dependencies, which are similarly huge and annoying.
+1 for your self-solution and Linux education :-)
Thanks orion , i totally switched my mind to use any IM CLI based clients ..
I've found out about " Bitlbee , CenterIM " .. probable will try 'em tomorrow.
also , Rhytmbox pulled out another gnome madness deps!
so again, my mind wouldn't go far beyond any CLI based music player .. found out about moc today and berrie the other day .