Community Packages

Please read this before reporting a bug:

Do NOT report bugs when a package is just outdated, or it is in the AUR. Use the 'flag out of date' link on the package page, or the Mailing List.

REPEAT: Do NOT report bugs for outdated packages!

FS#34862 - [rxvt-unicode] pulls in many dependencies

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Olivier (litemotiv) - Saturday, 20 April 2013, 19:33 GMT
Last edited by Sébastien Luttringer (seblu) - Sunday, 12 May 2013, 21:59 GMT
Task Type General Gripe
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Sébastien Luttringer (seblu)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 6
Private No


Due to the gdk-pixbuf dependency, rxvt-unicode pulls in over 130MB of libgl/mesa dependencies:

# pacman -S rxvt-unicode

resolving dependencies...
:: There are 3 providers available for libgl:
:: Repository extra
1) mesa-libgl 2) nvidia-304xx-utils 3) nvidia-libgl

Enter a number (default=1):
looking for inter-conflicts...

Packages (19): damageproto-1.2.1-2 fixesproto-5.0-2 freeglut-2.8.1-1 gdk-pixbuf2-2.26.5-2 glu-9.0.0-2 inputproto-2.3-1 jasper-1.900.1-8 libvdpau-0.6-1 libxdamage-1.1.4-1
libxfixes-5.0-2 libxi-1.7.1-1 libxxf86vm-1.1.2-1 mesa-9.1.1-1 mesa-libgl-9.1.1-1 startup-notification-0.12-3 wayland-1.1.0-1 xcb-util-0.3.9-1
xf86vidmodeproto-2.3.1-2 rxvt-unicode-9.18-2

Total Installed Size: 138.53 MiB

Removing the gdk-pixbuf dependency brings this down to 3 dependencies at 3MB total. I would like to propose removing the gdk-pixbuf dependency for the default package, people who want to use "true transparency" can then build through ABS or use one of the available AUR packages.
Closed by  Sébastien Luttringer (seblu)
Sunday, 12 May 2013, 21:59 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  implemented in 9.18-3
Comment by Sébastien Luttringer (seblu) - Monday, 06 May 2013, 00:22 GMT
Within a fresh chroot, I got about 207MB with pixbuf.

==> Installing missing dependencies...
resolving dependencies...
:: There are 3 providers available for libgl:
:: Repository extra
1) mesa-libgl 2) nvidia-304xx-utils 3) nvidia-libgl

Enter a number (default=1):
looking for inter-conflicts...

Packages (49): damageproto-1.2.1-2 dbus-1.6.10-1 fixesproto-5.0-2 fontconfig-2.10.92-4 freeglut-2.8.1-1
freetype2-2.4.11-2 gdk-pixbuf2-2.28.1-1 glu-9.0.0-2 hwids-20130228-1 inputproto-2.3-1
jasper-1.900.1-8 kbd-1.15.5-3 kbproto-1.0.6-1 kmod-13-1 libdrm-2.4.44-2 libice-1.0.8-1
libjpeg-turbo-1.2.1-1 libpciaccess-0.13.1-1 libpng-1.5.15-1 libsm-1.2.1-1 libtiff-4.0.3-1
libvdpau-0.6-1 libx11-1.5.0-2 libxau-1.0.7-1 libxcb-1.9-3 libxdamage-1.1.4-1 libxdmcp-1.1.1-1
libxext-1.3.1-1 libxfixes-5.0-2 libxi-1.7.1-1 libxmu-1.1.1-1 libxrandr-1.4.0-1 libxrender-0.9.7-1
libxt-1.1.3-1 libxxf86vm-1.1.2-1 mesa-9.1.2-1 mesa-libgl-9.1.2-1 randrproto-1.4.0-1
renderproto-0.11.1-2 systemd-202-2 wayland-1.1.0-1 xcb-proto-1.8-1 xcb-util-0.3.9-1
xextproto-7.2.1-1 xf86vidmodeproto-2.3.1-2 xproto-7.0.24-1 libxft-2.3.1-1 rxvt-unicode-9.18-2

Total Download Size: 33.17 MiB
Total Installed Size: 207.18 MiB

Without pixbuf I got about 37MB. Pretty an huge economy, even if all those packages are probably setup on a regular desktop.
It also reduce the memory footprint of the terminal btw.

:: Synchronizing package databases...
core is up to date
extra is up to date
community is up to date
:: Starting full system upgrade...
there is nothing to do
==> Building in chroot for [extra] (x86_64)...
==> Creating clean working copy [copy]...done
loading packages...
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

Packages (15): fontconfig-2.10.92-4 freetype2-2.4.11-2 kbproto-1.0.6-1 libx11-1.5.0-2 libxau-1.0.7-1
libxcb-1.9-3 libxdmcp-1.1.1-1 libxft-2.3.1-1 libxrender-0.9.7-1 renderproto-0.11.1-2
startup-notification-0.12-3 xcb-proto-1.8-1 xcb-util-0.3.9-1 xproto-7.0.24-1 rxvt-unicode-9.18-3

Total Installed Size: 37.54 MiB

I will push a package in testing and see if complains come.
Comment by Zsolt Udvari (uzsolt) - Wednesday, 08 May 2013, 12:24 GMT
I want downvote this report :)

I think many users (me too) like when can set up backgrounds for terminals - this needs gdk-pixbuf, yes.

But can reverse Olivier's idea: if anybody wants small(er) dependency, can use (or create if doesn't exist) a package from AUR. As I see doesn't exist similar package in AUR so I think only few users wants without gdk-pixbuf2.
And a plus: I think the "geek" users wants smaller deps, the "non-geek" users wants some eye-candy (background, transparency). The geek can use AUR without any problems, the non-geek doesn't want (imho).

/For me it's egal what version will be in repos, because I'm compiling rxvt-unicode manually (with customizepkg)./

Maybe a solution: can be two different version: rxvt-unicode with gdk-pixbuf2 and rxvt-unicode-light (or any other name) without gdk-pixbuf2 and everybody will happy :)