[arch-dev-public] request for dbus in core

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Sun Oct 12 06:25:33 EDT 2008

On Sat, 2008-10-11 at 22:49 -0700, James Rayner wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 3:09 PM, Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net> wrote:
> > A while ago I got a request from Thomas to make a stripped down dbus
> > package that does not depend on libx11 so he could use it for
> > wpa_supplicant which is also in core.
> > As more and more services start to interact with this dbus thing, I'd
> > like to move the new dbus-core package into core. This pulls in one
> > extra dependency from extra, which is expat at this moment.
> >
> > The new dbus package contains only the x11 parts of dbus and stays in
> > extra.
> my support for [core], as an upcoming netcfg version will take
> advantage of the wpa_supplicant dbus interface.
> Though, why did you split it rather than just using optdepends. Only
> one very minor utility needed libx11 and you'd only be using it if you
> had X installed.

What's the policy on cross-repository dependencies these days? Is it
normal to have core packages makedepending on packages from extra or

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