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FS#28997 - [gnome-nettool] dependencies

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Matthias Dienstbier (fs4000) - Sunday, 18 March 2012, 22:27 GMT
Last edited by Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) - Monday, 19 March 2012, 07:46 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


In [gnome-unstable] the dependencies iputils and nmap were added to gnome-nettool. Perhaps nmap should be made optional as it is a heavier program and is only needed for the "Port Scan" tab (gnome-nettool will tell to install nmap if it isn't). Debian has no nmap dependency at all:

It would also be possible to make netkit-bsd-finger optional, which unnecessarily installs xinetd for the finger server. Gnome-nettool will use pinky (lightweight finger) from coreutils package if it cannot find finger. I don't think anyone uses finger nowadays.

To get the netstat tab working netstat is needed. Therefore net-tools should be an optional dependency. Please don't depend directly on it as it is really old stuff. Gnome-nettool instead should use iproute2 in the future.

Namcap also wants a dconf dependency, I don't know if that's correct, just noting it here.
gnome-nettool E: Dependency dconf detected and not included (needed for glib schemas)
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Closed by  Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Monday, 19 March 2012, 07:46 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Fixed in trunk.