Remove libunity9 package dependency for pidgin

Bug #1635951 reported by Jérôme on 2016-10-23
16
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
High
Unassigned
pidgin (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

All alternative flavor of Ubuntu don't use Unity.

However, they can use Pidgin

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: pidgin 1:2.10.12-0ubuntu5.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-45.66-generic 4.4.21
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-45-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: LXDE
Date: Sun Oct 23 13:46:02 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-04-02 (203 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Beta amd64 (20160323)
SourcePackage: pidgin
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jérôme (jerome-bouat) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Pander (pander) wrote :

This is indeed unneeded and annoying. Please remove this dependency as it serves no purpose.

tags: added: yakkety zesty
removed: amd64
tags: added: packaging unmetdeps
summary: - depends on libunity9 package
+ Remove libunity9 package dependency for pidgin
Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → High
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → High

Asked Unity developers to check when that happened:
(https://answers.launchpad.net/unity/+question/536832)

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

I am closing this bug for the same basic reasons as the Nautilus and Thunderbird bugs.

Also because Pidgin isn't installed by default, there's no way for someone installing Pidgin to only get the Unity support package installed if they are running Unity but not if they are using a different desktop.

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
Pander (pander) on 2018-05-02
tags: added: bionic
Pander (pander) on 2018-05-06
tags: added: cosmic
removed: xenial yakkety zesty
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