Xconfigurator depends on gtk and gdk_pixbuf. In turn gdk_pixbuf sucks in
half of Gnome. Very annoying on a 340Mb disk when you are trying to setup X
with a lightweight setup. Older Xconfigurators didnt suck in
Yes, this should be done in Xt instead. It will be rewritten to use Xt/Xlib
instead at some point. It is added to my todo list now, but if someone else
is familiar with Xt/Xlib and feels like working on it, I'm glad to take
patches. ;o) Otherwise, I'll hack on it sometime myself.
Thanks for pointing out this suckageness, as I am trying to find all of the
nasties that suck in X on minimal installs. I've eliminated some nasties,
but this one is certainly one that needs fixing. If you know of other apps,
etc that suck in X on minimal installs, please let me know. ssh used to do
that, but I think I've fixed that. I'm sure there are other probs lurking
The gtk library responsible for sucking in GNOME has been split out
into a separate package by hp. This probably should still be rewritten
This dependancy hog thing has been resolved has it not?
That last question was for Havoc by the way... forgot to mention that
as I Cc'd him.
There is no dependency issue, only gdk-pixbuf-gnome should suck in gnome,
gdk-pixbuf depends only on GLib and libpng etc.
Ok, problem solved then, thanks HP.