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Dependencies

Posted Wed 12 Sep 2007 06:26:22 PM CEST in

Whats the point in having dependencies when they are not used or maintained? With Debian/Sid you can install an MP3 player which cant play mp3's ... amarok: claims that xine cannot play mp3. Another bad example is pulseaudio - Why on earth cant i open padevchooser until i will install avahi which pulseaudio does not depend on. Seperating packages is a good thing but this makes them basically unusable. I switched to rhythmbox because of the whole amarok mess.

Debian - This is something Ubuntu solves a lot better.