Xubuntu doesn't pull required dependencies for anything using "Online Accounts"

Bug #1089744 reported by Rob Tongue on 2012-12-13
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Bug Description

lsb_release -rd:
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10

xubuntu-desktop:
  Installed: 2.162
  Candidate: 2.162
  Version table:
 *** 2.162 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

I installed things like Gwibber, and Shotwell, and they all depend on the "Online Accounts" functions of Unity in order to sign on to online services like Facebook and Twitter. In Xubuntu, when installing and launching these packages, there is no way to add any online accounts, because the required sections for Online Accounts are not present. Gnome Control Center got pulled in, but the Online Accounds applet is missing from within. Also, pulling in these apps pulled in a few Gnome dependencies, which killed xfce4-power-manager. (Now my battery icon is missing on the laptop and sleep functions don't work). Launching it manually states there is already another power management app running.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: gwibber 3.6.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-19.30-generic 3.5.7
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-19-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Dec 12 21:40:42 2012
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-12-11 (1 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.1)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: gwibber
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Rob Tongue (robtongue) wrote :
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