ubuntu gnome - cheese-common - attempt to purge tries pulling out gnome-contacts etc.

Bug #1218818 reported by Phil Wyett on 2013-08-30
This bug affects 1 person
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cheese (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu Gnome as of 2013-08-30. Trying to purge 'cheese-common' results in the attempt to remove gnome-contacts etc. See screenshot.

This should pull out cheese and it's deps. But why is it trying to remove all those essesntial packages?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: cheese-common 3.8.3-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-4.9-generic 3.11.0-rc7
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-4-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.12.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Aug 30 11:09:54 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-08-30 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: cheese
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-08-30 (0 days ago)

Phil Wyett (u-k-i-t) wrote :
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

libcheese is a base GNOME library; you can't remove it without rebuilding several apps to not have webcam support and we are not willing to do that.

Changed in cheese (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Phil Wyett (u-k-i-t) wrote :

A user app should be able to be purged.

Changed in cheese (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Neither libcheese nor cheese-common are a user app, they are just a library and support files.

The 'cheese' package contains the webcam app and can easily be removed from Ubuntu GNOME.

Phil Wyett (u-k-i-t) wrote :

I should be able to remove this app and deps. libcheese is for the app so why can I pull the lot. Is it a sys dep - A big No. So drop the it.

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