Curiosity, Are Cursor Themes that Critical?

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Wed Jun 2 21:58:46 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 14:28 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> 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.

That is just making things complicated, for minimal gain. 

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