This bug was fixed in the package software-properties -

software-properties ( bionic; urgency=medium

  * debian/control: Move gir1.2-goa-1.0, gir1.2-secret-1,
    and gir1.2-snapd-1 dependencies from software-properties-common
    to software-properties-gtk (LP: #1762082).
  * Wrap importing of gir1.2-snapd-1 in a
    try-except block in order to avoid failures in add-apt-repository.

 -- Andrea Azzarone <>  Mon, 09 Apr 2018
09:19:23 +0200

** Changed in: software-properties (Ubuntu Bionic)
       Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released

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  software-properties-common bloats dependencies on server

Status in software-properties package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in software-properties source package in Bionic:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  As of version, software-properties-common declares
  dependencies on gir1.2-goa-1.0, gir1.2-snapd-1, and gir1.2-secret-1.
  This in turn pulls in a variety of transitive dependencies, including
  glib-networking, which was noticed because it is now part of the cloud
  image used for autopkgtests and breaks tests on some packages.

  We include software-properties-common in the server seed in order for
  the add-apt-repository command to work.  add-apt-repository definitely
  doesn't seem to be making use of any of these other gir modules.  I
  don't think this dependency is added at the right level; I think the
  dependency needs to be moved up to whichever package is actually
  making use of the canonical-livepatch information - which appears to
  be software-properties-gtk.

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