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FS#29219 - [libwebkit] strange dependencies

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Opened by xduugu (xduugu) - Sunday, 01 April 2012, 12:14 GMT
Last edited by Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) - Sunday, 01 April 2012, 14:16 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Testing
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


libwebkit in testing has geoclue as a new dependency. This package pulls in gconf, libsoup-gnome and networkmanager. Since eclipse depends on libwebkit, I now have to install these packages when I want to use it. Is it really necessary to install networkmanager as a dependency of an ide?

Additional info:
* libwebkit 1.8.0-1

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Closed by  Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Sunday, 01 April 2012, 14:16 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  geoclue 0.12.0-5 with reduced dependencies
Comment by xduugu (xduugu) - Sunday, 01 April 2012, 12:31 GMT
I was able to remove some dependencies of geoclue and libwebkit still works.

$ testdb
missing dependency for geoclue : gconf
missing dependency for geoclue : libsoup-gnome
missing dependency for geoclue : networkmanager

/e: It may be an option to move the library file, pkgconfig and headers in a new package and to use this one as hard dependency...
Comment by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Sunday, 01 April 2012, 13:44 GMT
that was my primary reason for not adding geolocation support in webkit.