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FS#58988 - [tracker] Add tracker-miners as a dependency (important for gnome >= 3.26)

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Carlos (memeplex) - Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 02:49 GMT
Last edited by freswa (frederik) - Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 11:55 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Without the miners some things looks broken in latest gnome [1]:

1. The file starring feature doesn't work at all.
2. The configure icon in the search settings screen is disabled (in hindsight it's obvious why, but the first impression is fishy).

I think I guess why tracker-miners is not a dependency and that you would have even removed tracker as a dependency of nautilus if that were possible. There is a trade-off here between two unpleasant surprises: tracker becoming a resource hog vs a desktop not working as announced. I argue for the first since it's always possible to unindex directories from the settings dialog in an easy manner, while it's not easy to figure out why nothing is being indexed when tracker is indeed running (nevertheless, I'm going to create a wiki entry explaining the above).

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Closed by  freswa (frederik)
Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 11:55 GMT
Reason for closing:  Upstream
Comment by Carlos (memeplex) - Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 02:51 GMT