gvfs-backends not installed with GIMP

Bug #1720582 reported by Raúl Vidal on 2017-09-30
This bug affects 1 person
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gimp (Debian)
gimp (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I am running Kubuntu 17.04.
I installed the GIMP.
I tried to use the menu item "Open from location", but it did not work.
After searching on the Internet, I found out that the GIMP needs a GVFS backend in order to fetch an image from the web. I installed gvfs-backends. Now the menu item "Open from location" works.

Problem: A feature from the GIMP does not work by default.
How to solve: install an additional package.
Ideal use case: user only needs to install the GIMP.

Could it be possible to add gvfs-backends as a hard dependency of the GIMP?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.04
Package: gimp 2.8.20-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.10.0-35.39-generic 4.10.17
Uname: Linux 4.10.0-35-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.4-0ubuntu4.5
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: KDE
Date: Sat Sep 30 23:21:25 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-07-31 (792 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20150218.1)
SourcePackage: gimp
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to zesty on 2017-05-02 (151 days ago)

Raúl Vidal (raulvior-bcn) wrote :
Ross Gammon (rosco2) on 2017-10-01
Changed in gimp (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Ross Gammon (rosco2) wrote :

Gvfs-backends is "suggested" by Gimp. I have asked on the Debian bug that it is moved to Depends (Or at least Recommends).

Thanks for reporting!

Changed in gimp (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
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