+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #693545 +++
Description of problem:
gnome-desktop has quite a lot of big dependencies such as desktop-backgrounds-gnome. This adds a lot of overhead for packages that just require libgnome-desktop-3. A split could also make the large data part of the package noarch. No changes to comps are required because gnome-desktop3 would require both gnome-desktop3-libs and -data.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I think the actual goal is to kill this package altogether. I understand why this might be a good idea for gnome-desktop3, but is this really needed for gnome-desktop(2)? Only a handful of things still need this AFAICT.
Indeed, it is no longer pulled in on the spins. Removing blocker on 678916.
If we continue with this package I still think splitting makes sense because of the large noarch content. I will attach a patch for the spec to show what I have in mind.
Created attachment 491184 [details]
patch for gnome-desktop.spec
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