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Re: [opensuse] gvfs (was: Really irritated)

On November 15, 2014 10:12:45 AM PST, Roger Luedecke <roger.luedecke@xxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2014-11-15 at 00:53 -0500, Felix Miata wrote:
John M Andersen composed on 2014-11-14 19:41 (UTC-0800):

Well, I'd just like to know HOW it got installed, when no package
has any of those
packages as prerequisites, or recommends or anything. So packaging
error is my guess.

YaST Installation is when it was installed on my last fresh 13.2
installation, 2 weeks ago. Like most of my installations, I chose
minimal X
Window for DE, then added selected packages and deleted selected
things I
don't use in package selection details, before letting package

Grepping RpmDb in the original y2log, gvfs was installed immediately
the kernel and immediately before device-mapper. After device-mapper
the xf86* packages, usbutils, libusb, libpcap1, libopenobex2,
libmtp9, then
gvfs-fuse and gvfs-backend.

After installation, before installing any more packages, I set
solver.onlyRequires = true in zypp.conf, after which I installed
KDE3, before
initial start of

/var/log/zypp/history does not contain gvfs.

To me these, plus what Carlos wrote about GLib, suggests gvfs is very
part of one of the foundational patterns.

On that installation, ~/.gvfs does not exist.
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Felix Miata ***
If I recall correctly gvfs enables the ability to mount virtual
filesystems such as CD DVD or USB flash media. I do remember many
version ago having to install it manually to enable the ability to
mount .iso on the desktop to use as a virtual drive.

Still, because it has no "required by" in the RPMs of this little circle of
packages, un-installing them would be allowed, with no warnings.

Recommends don't count.
The packages should have dependencies if system functionality will be impaired.

It's still a packaging error in my opinion.

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