Remove libunity9 package dependency for nautilus

Bug #1670009 reported by Pander on 2017-03-04
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
Critical
Unassigned
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Please, drop the dependency from nautilus on libunity9. There is no need for it and it unfairly forces non-Unity users to have Unity packages installed. If there is a reason for it, create nautilus-unity and manage it there. Or downgrade the dependency to recommended or suggested.

See also https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+bug/1635951 and https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/+bug/1669997

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed
Pander (pander) on 2017-03-04
affects: ubuntu → nautilus (Ubuntu)
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
importance: Medium → High
importance: High → Critical
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Critical

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

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-03-08
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

This is intentional and it is not easily split out into a separate package.

https://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-desktop/nautilus/ubuntu/view/head:/debian/patches/12_unity_launcher_support.patch

So unless you can propose a patch to do this while not regressing Nautilus' behavior for Unity users, this isn't really something we're interested in.

libunity is a small library and doesn't seem to cause any problems for users of other desktops.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Critical → Wishlist
Pander (pander) wrote :

Thanks for the analysis. See also more background in https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/+bug/1669997 So a nautilus-unity packages could host the Unity specific part.

Pander (pander) on 2018-05-02
tags: added: bionic
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