This bug was fixed in the package software-properties - 0.96.24.27
software-properties (0.96.24.27) 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).
* SoftwareProperties.py: Wrap importing of gir1.2-snapd-1 in a
try-except block in order to avoid failures in add-apt-repository.
-- Andrea Azzarone <andrea.azzar...@canonical.com> Mon, 09 Apr 2018
** Changed in: software-properties (Ubuntu Bionic)
Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released
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software-properties-common 0.96.24.24 bloats dependencies on server
Status in software-properties package in Ubuntu:
Status in software-properties source package in Bionic:
As of version 0.96.24.24, 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
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