Subject: Re: Removing gtk2-extras meta package
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/10/2005 21:27:27
On 10/10/05, Todd Vierling <> wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Oct 2005, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> > A while ago, I added the gtk2-extras package.  But frankly, I think it'=
> > useless; if we add a theme or application requiring a specific image
> > loader, we'll list it as a dependency.
> Ideally, that's how it should be.  The needed libraries should have bl3
> files where appropriate, and those bl3 files sbould be included by the
> dependent (directly, not via a second-level metapackage).

Well, yes, and that's how it is now.  The idea of this meta package was to
let users install everything related to gtk2, so that they'd get third-part=
themes installed by hand to work correctly.  But I guess that'd be consider=
"bloat", and if you are installing themes, you probably have everything tha=

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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