Public bug reported: Since the vanilla-gnome-desktop package lists a number of GNOME desktop apps (Contacts, Calendar, Todo, etc) as Depends, people who want a stock upstrem GNOME experience on Ubuntu but also use Flatpak to receive updates for their applications are forced to either install and manage duplicates of these applications, or uninstall vanilla-gnome-desktop, breaking future upgrades.
It would be good to either drop these application packages to Recommends (while keeping important infrastructure such as Software and Shell) so they can at least be uninstalled without also uninstalling vanilla- gnome-desktop, or moved to a separate package (vanilla-gnome-apps?) which could Depend on vanilla-gnome-desktop and be listed in the Recommends for it. Either way, for end users who don't care about Flatpak (or Snaps) the experience should be the same since installing Recommends is the default. ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04 Package: vanilla-gnome-desktop 0.83 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-13.14-generic 4.15.10 Uname: Linux 4.15.0-13-generic x86_64 ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu5 Architecture: amd64 CurrentDesktop: GNOME Date: Tue Apr 17 11:47:15 2018 InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-07-22 (1000 days ago) InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 (20150422) SourcePackage: ubuntu-gnome-meta UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) ** Affects: ubuntu-gnome-meta (Ubuntu) Importance: Undecided Status: New ** Tags: amd64 apport-bug bionic wayland-session -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Bugs, which is subscribed to Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1764596 Title: vanilla-gnome-desktop dependencies too strict To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-gnome-meta/+bug/1764596/+subscriptions -- ubuntu-bugs mailing list email@example.com https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-bugs