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Bug 460634 - kde-base/kdebase-meta - do not pull kde-base/kscreensaver
Summary: kde-base/kdebase-meta - do not pull kde-base/kscreensaver
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] KDE (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo KDE team
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Reported: 2013-03-07 03:38 UTC by C.J. Wijtmans
Modified: 2013-03-07 11:48 UTC (History)
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Description C.J. Wijtmans 2013-03-07 03:38:07 UTC
Considering screensavers are a thing of the past and screens turn off when not in use, this package should be optional and not be in the base meta..
Comment 1 Michael Palimaka (kensington) gentoo-dev 2013-03-07 11:48:30 UTC
One person's thing of the past is another person's necessity. :)

In seriousness, though, the whole point of a meta package is to pull in certain other packages. You could use package.provided (see man portage) to fool portage into thinking that kscreensaver is already installed.

There is an item on the next KDE team meeting[1] about USE flags for meta packages if you are interested.

[1]: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:KDE/Meeting/2013-03