Hi Jeremy,

On  Fr 02 Feb 2018 03:15:44 CET, Jeremy Bicha wrote:

Package: libgtk2-appindicator-perl
Severity: important
User: pkg-perl-maintain...@lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: gnome2-removal
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libgtk2-appindicator-perl has no reverse-depends and its only
reverse-recommends is shutter. Although shutter is a popular package,
it is unmaintained and seems unlikely to be included in the Buster
release without major work to port it to gtk3.

See https://bugs.debian.org/870418

I don't think it makes sense to include a deprecated unmaintained
library in Debian with no reverse dependencies. The replacement is
GObject Introspection and either gir1.2-appindicator3-0.1 or
gir1.2-ayatanaappindicator3-0.1. That requires developers to use gtk3
instead of gtk2.

Jeremy Bicha

Please go ahead with the removal of libgtk2-appindicator-perl. The new Ayatana Indicators stack does not depend on this package and it really seems unmaintained.

Will you file the removal request once shutter is gone from the archive?


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