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Bug 707692 - app-admin/keepassxc should not have any dependency on x11-misc/xsel
Summary: app-admin/keepassxc should not have any dependency on x11-misc/xsel
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C)
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-01-31 23:18 UTC by Alex Xu (Hello71)
Modified: 2020-07-08 15:07 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Alex Xu (Hello71) 2020-01-31 23:18:19 UTC
keepassxc does not use and, to my knowledge, has never used xsel. I cloned the source and checked "git log -G xsel", with zero results. There are, however, several results for xclip. But even xclip is used only for clipboard access when using the command line interface, which is not the primary usage of keepassxc. Therefore, there is no reason to have it as a mandatory dependency. I also do not know why PDEPEND was used here, as there appears to be no circular dependency to resolve.
Comment 1 Alex Xu (Hello71) 2020-07-08 14:21:50 UTC
this is now stupid four times over instead of three, because not only is xclip used, not xsel, and there is no reason for PDEPEND, but additionally, according to 2.6.0 release notes, wl-clipboard is now used instead of xclip on wayland.
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-07-08 15:07:58 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 2fd8ba0d2ba198fe9708a9e61aca542d62bf3920
Author:     Lars Wendler <>
AuthorDate: 2020-07-08 15:06:58 +0000
Commit:     Lars Wendler <>
CommitDate: 2020-07-08 15:07:52 +0000

    app-admin/keepassxc: Drop PDEPEND on x11-misc/xsel
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.103, Repoman-2.3.23
    Signed-off-by: Lars Wendler <>

 app-admin/keepassxc/keepassxc-2.6.0.ebuild | 4 ----
 1 file changed, 4 deletions(-)