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Bug 696942

Summary: gnome-extra/cinnamon should depend on Xorg
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: PF4Public
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Matthew Turnbull <sparky>
Severity: normal CC: proxy-maint, sam
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description PF4Public 2019-10-08 08:25:58 UTC
I've installed cinnamon instead of gnome and upon depclean, notice, that xorg is to be removed. Shouldn't gnome-extra/cinnamon depend on xorg? Or am I misunderstanding something?

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Matthew Turnbull 2021-01-27 05:03:01 UTC
This doesn't really seem in line with other desktop environment packages. I don't see (direct) xorg-server/xorg-x11 dependencies in KDE, XFCE, MATE, even GNOME.

Some desktop managers (GDM, sddm) do seem to depend on xorg-server, but not every manager does (lightdm, lxdm, xdm), and Cinnamon doesn't provide/declare a manager. So IMHO that's up to users to install and set things up the way they want.