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Bug 239027 - net-im/empathy-2.24.0 missing a USE flag for panel applets
Summary: net-im/empathy-2.24.0 missing a USE flag for panel applets
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] GNOME (show other bugs)
Hardware: AMD64 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Santiago M. Mola (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Blocks: gnome2.24
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Reported: 2008-09-29 10:36 UTC by nm (RETIRED)
Modified: 2008-10-03 17:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description nm (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-09-29 10:36:32 UTC
According to the upstream page (, libpanelapplet is *optional*; there is a compile-time switch provided if you want to build the megaphone & nothere applets.

The source code seems to confirm this; see

There needs to be a USE flag of some kind in the ebuild for this, that way those of us with non-Gnome desktops can install Empathy without dragging along a boatload of Gnome deps. For example, it'd be easier to transition away from Pidgin to something friendlier, like Empathy, if only it didn't bring Gnome to the party.

Comment 1 Santiago M. Mola (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-10-03 17:55:15 UTC
Added 'applet' USE flag 2.24.0-r1. Thanks for the report :)