Curiosity, Are Cursor Themes that Critical?

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Wed Jun 2 21:28:25 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 11:50 -0600, Geoff Reedy wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 02, 2010 at 02:42:08AM +0530, Rahul Sundaram said
> > The former is the default theme and has been added as a dependency to a
> > core package.  You are seeing a cascading set of dependencies as a result.
> Should that be done through comps? It's not a really required for
> functionality of those packages since there's always the possiblity to
> fall back to the old builtin bitmap cursors right?

Right, I was about to say the same things. If there's not actually a
hard dependency here - if no cursor theme package needs to be installed
for the desktop to run - there should be no dependency, and the dmz
theme should simply be listed in comps. If the dependency is just that
*some* cursor theme needs to be installed, all cursor themes should
provide something like 'cursor-theme' and the dependency should be on
this virtual provide, not on any specific theme.
Adam Williamson
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