Package: gnome
Version: 1:3.20+2
Severity: important

The debian/control file[1] has explicit dependencies on packages like
telepathy-rakia and telepathy-gabble

These are connection managers for Telepathy

I'd like to propose that you allow virtual packages, e.g.

  telepathy-rakia | telepathy-cm-sip,
  telepathy-gabble | telepathy-cm-xmpp,

Then if somebody else wants to replace telepathy-rakia, they can include:

Provides: telepathy-cm-sip

in their debian/control file.

There is a specific example of telepathy-cm-sip in the works, the
telepathy-resiprocate component.  It will soon be built from the
resiprocate package[2]




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