Your message dated Mon, 04 Jul 2016 06:45:11 +0200
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and subject line Needed dependency for any KDE 4 application
has caused the Debian Bug report #826520,
regarding ktorrent: Needless depends on kde-runtime
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Package: ktorrent
Version: 4.3.1-4
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,
ktorrent depends on kde-runtime for no reason.

I satisfied the dependency with equivs and ktorrent is working fine.

This means that the dependency should be removed as it violates Debian policy,
and it might be moved to Suggests or Recommends, if it makes sense to do so.

I suspect that also depending on phonon might not be necessary, but I haven't
tried, since I had it installed for other reasons.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.5.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages ktorrent depends on:
ii  kde-runtime        5:4.10
ii  ktorrent-data      4.3.1-4
ii  libc6              2.22-10
ii  libgcc1            1:6.1.1-5
ii  libgeoip1          1.6.9-1
ii  libkcmutils4       4:4.14.20-3
ii  libkdecore5        4:4.14.20-3
ii  libkdeui5          4:4.14.20-3
ii  libkdewebkit5      4:4.14.20-3
ii  libkdnssd4         4:4.14.20-3
ii  libkio5            4:4.14.20-3
ii  libknotifyconfig4  4:4.14.20-3
ii  libkparts4         4:4.14.20-3
ii  libkrosscore4      4:4.14.20-3
ii  libktorrent-l10n   1.3.1-5
ii  libktorrent5       1.3.1-5
ii  libphonon4         4:4.9.0-2
ii  libqt4-dbus        4:4.8.7+dfsg-8
ii  libqt4-network     4:4.8.7+dfsg-8
ii  libqt4-qt3support  4:4.8.7+dfsg-8
ii  libqt4-xml         4:4.8.7+dfsg-8
ii  libqtcore4         4:4.8.7+dfsg-8
ii  libqtgui4          4:4.8.7+dfsg-8
ii  libqtwebkit4       2.3.4.dfsg-8
ii  libsolid4          4:4.14.20-3
ii  libstdc++6         6.1.1-5
ii  libsyndication4    4:4.14.10-1+b1
ii  libtag1v5          1.9.1-2.4
ii  phonon             4:4.9.0-2

ktorrent recommends no packages.

Versions of packages ktorrent suggests:
pn  krosspython  <none>

-- no debconf information

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--- Begin Message ---

any KDE 4 applications depends on kde-runtime, not just ktorrent.
At the beginning of the KDE 4 development, upstream defined
kde(base)-runtime as the proper runtime counterpart for kdelibs,
on which any KDE 4 application can rely as installed all the time.
This is what was implemented in the Debian packaging as a result,
and thus is added to all the KDE 4 applications.

The phonon plugin is used to ensure a Phonon backend is installed,
and the dependency is added in ktorrent as there is a mediaplayer
plugin which uses Phonon.

This bug is thus not valid, and will be closed.

Thank you for your report anyway,
Pino Toscano

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