[arch-dev-public] xmms in extra

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Jan 12 22:05:04 EST 2009

Eric Bélanger wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 3:52 PM, Dusty Phillips <buchuki at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2009/1/12 Dale Blount <dale at archlinux.org>:
>>>> I think we have two options here:
>>>> * We completely get rid of gtk and all packages which depend on it.
>>>> * We allow xmms back into extra
>>>> I'm fine with either one, but I do think it'd be silly not to move
>>>> xmms to extra based on the usage stats
>>> I'm also fine either way, but remember, installed != used.  I have xmms
>>> installed on both my workstations,
>> Ageed. I have xmms installed because its a dep for one of my quod
>> libet plugins. I accidentally opened it the other day and was
>> surprised to find it installed. ;-)
>> Also: if xmms has a high enough usage to be in extra, I assume gtk's
>> usage stats are even higher. So whatever arguments for
>> keeping/discarding xmms based on statistics will also apply to gtk.
>> Dusty
> gtk has a usage of 55.82 %.  If we remove gtk, we'll also need to
> remove pacaackages such as imlib which is a depends for stuff like
> fvwm and icewm. It makes more sense to keep gtk in extra and to move
> xmms in extra.
> BTW, the new bluez package in testing depends on glib. So removing gtk
> but keeping glib in extra doesn't make much sense either.

I think that is a bug: http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/12723

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