[arch-general] Frustrating Dependencies

Ionut Biru biru.ionut at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 07:03:55 EST 2009

On 11/23/2009 01:49 PM, Heiko Baums wrote:
> Am Mon, 23 Nov 2009 11:30:50 +0800
> schrieb Gergely Imreh<imrehg at gmail.com>:
>> Anyway, this is just an observation, Arch seems to do quite well in
>> general (thanks Maintainers:). I'll look around the repos again and
>> might come up for some more repackaging ideas for the next bug
>> squashing day or something...
> I have another suggestion.
> Currently smbclient is installed as a dependecy for gnome-vfs,
> kdebase-runtime, mplayer and vlc likely among others.
> I'm running a Linux only system, so I don't need samba. Wouldn't it be
> possible to move smbclient from depends to optdepends in the affected
> packages?
> Heiko

can't be an optdepends.

pacman -Rd smbclient

mplayer: error while loading shared libraries: libsmbclient.so.0: cannot 
open shared object file: No such file or directory

smbclient is kinda important for those packages. removing such 
dependency will make a lot of users unhappy.


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