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FS#19444 - [libpurple] 2.7.0-1 has unneeded hard dependency on cyrus-sasl-plugins

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Fabien COUTANT (fcoutant) - Thursday, 13 May 2010, 08:51 GMT
Last edited by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Thursday, 13 May 2010, 11:00 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Ionut Biru (wonder)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The dependency "cyrus-sasl-plugins" was optional in the previous version, and is now mandatory in the depends: list ;
But the software itself actually works without it.
Please help stop the dependency bloat invade ArchLinux : officially restore it as an optdepends.

Steps to reproduce:
Rebuild from PKGBUILD restoring "cyrus-sasl-plugins" as an optdepends of libpurple, then install and use.
At least XMPP, ICQ and MSN protocols are working fine.
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Closed by  Ionut Biru (wonder)
Thursday, 13 May 2010, 11:00 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  use ABS to remove dependency if you think that you don't need it.
Comment by Federico Chiacchiaretta (baghera) - Thursday, 13 May 2010, 09:13 GMT
According to arch wiki it is needed for facebook chat: .
Comment by Fabien COUTANT (fcoutant) - Thursday, 13 May 2010, 09:27 GMT
Yes, that's my point : it's only mandatory for those who use facebook chat ;
For those who don't (like me) it should be made optional, to leave the choice of not bringing in the (indirect) ~40M libmysqlclient dependency.
Comment by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Thursday, 13 May 2010, 09:46 GMT
XMPP is the protocol that needs it and not only for facebook. is needed for every server that don't allow PLAIN and/or for servers that don't do ssl and only support PLAIN.
Comment by Fabien COUTANT (fcoutant) - Thursday, 13 May 2010, 10:04 GMT
well as a matter of fact the *protocol* doesn't require it : as I said I'm currently using XMPP with success.
to be more precise: I'm using my rebuilt version of pidgin/libpurple without the incriminated dependency, and with SSL/TLS. One of the servers is a very well known one...
maybe some other servers need the dependency, but apparently not all.