Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 700155
why does bluedevil require pulseaudio ?
Last modified: 2011-05-01 20:55:19 EDT
Description of problem:
The package bluedevil requires pulseaudio-module-bluetooth, which requires pulseaudio.
There are still users that do not want pulseaudio.
bluedevil does not really need pulseaudio-module-bluetooth.
I guess the dependency has been added to be convenient, but it is a mess for non-pulseaudio users.
Please, remove this dependancy.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
> why does bluedevil require pulseaudio ?
For the same reason gnome-bluetooth does (and has done for 2 years now).
Quoting from there, with s/gnome-bluetooth/BlueDevil/:
> pulseaudio-module-bluetooth is required by [BlueDevil], so that speakers
> and headsets work out of the box. […snip…] [BlueDevil] needs to
> have the pulseaudio-module-bluetooth package install to do anything with audio
Or in short:
> PulseAudio is required to get out-of-the-box support for Bluetooth audio
See bug 497703 and bug 571627, both closed NOTABUG.
Well, that is what I feared...
Here a suggestion : is it possible to use a metapackage ?
For instance, a package 'bluedevil-core' containing only bluedevil,
and a metapackage 'bluedevil' installing 'bluedevil-core' and 'pulseaudio-module-bluetooth'.
So, everything can still work out-of-the-box for pulseaudio users, and the others just have ot install the core package.
Please, take this request in consideration for the benefits of _all_ the users.
good idea, we'll talk it over.
*** Bug 701181 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Sorry for the bugspam, but the reporter of the duplicate keeps insisting that "why does bluedevil require pulseaudio ?" is not the same bug as "bluedevil drags in pulseaudio through dependencies". :-/