Web browser midori v chromium v firefox dependencies

Bug #1113490 reported by Mélodie on 2013-02-02
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gecko-mediaplayer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


This happens in a Lubuntu install, version 12.04 fully up to date. I have Midori web browser, and Chromium-browser is the default installed.

I have setup Midori in the preferred applications gui setup.

When removing chromium-browser, the package manager installs Firefox, Firefox-globalmenu and xul-ext-ubufox. Once this done, when I want to remove firefox, it triggers installing Epiphany and a bunch of depends for it !

What I am expecting is removing a web browser, any of them, does not trigger the install of any.

My request is such : please let the users have Midori only or even no web browser at all.

Thanks for considering my request.

summary: - Web browser packages management in Precise 12.04 is crazy
+ Web browser midori v chromium v firefox dependencies
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Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

You need to do something like "aptitude why chromium-browser" to find the culprit, but it's not a Chromium or Firefox bug that something is pulling it in to your system

affects: chromium-browser (Ubuntu) → ubuntu
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Dave Gilbert (ubuntu-treblig) wrote :

apt-cache show midori|grep -i provide shows it provides www-browser, as does firefox and chromium-browser , so it feels like they should all be happy.

firefox does provide gnome-www-browser, but chromium-browser doesn't, so I can't see that's the problem

Do you have either of:

They each seem to have an explicit list of browsers they work with in their depends?

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Incomplete
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Mélodie (meets) wrote :

To Dave Gilbert:

You are right, the package gecko-mediaplayer was installed, and once removed I could remove all the Firefox packages without triggering new installs of browsers.

I wonder why removing chromium-browser didn't suggest to remove it instead of triggering the install of other web browser ?

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Incomplete → New
affects: ubuntu → gecko-mediaplayer (Ubuntu)
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Sebastian Ramacher (s-ramacher) wrote :

gecko-mediaplayer (1.0.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
  * debian/control:
    - don't depend on specific browsers (Closes: #567169)

Changed in gecko-mediaplayer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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