Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 821952
Make tracker plugin optional
Last modified: 2013-08-09 03:40:43 EDT
F17's totem depends on grilo-plugins which depends on tracker.
This is causing tracker to be added to OLPC's builds, and autostarting with the desktop.
As cool as tracker is, I don't think its suitable for our resource-constrained embedded platform and would like to exclude it, as before.
Could the tracker plugin in grilo-plugins be moved to a subpackage, brought in by the GNOME desktop group in comps.xml?
This way it would be easy to avoid on OLPC builds and regular users would not be affected.
A solution could be to split up tracker so that the libraries are in one subpackage and the miners are in another (grilo-plugins links with libtracker-sparql).
That way tracker using apps could keep linking with the libraries, but would no longer have a hard dep on the full tracker installation, which could go into the GNOME comps group instead.
(In reply to Kalev Lember from comment #1)
> A solution could be to split up tracker so that the libraries are in one
> subpackage and the miners are in another (grilo-plugins links with
> That way tracker using apps could keep linking with the libraries, but would
> no longer have a hard dep on the full tracker installation, which could go
> into the GNOME comps group instead.
That would be very useful for a number of other similar issues, great idea!
The tracker plugin is going to be a hard dependency of both Totem and gnome-music. So splitting off the daemon, or the plugin isn't going to help anything.
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Bug 747689 - provide a method to disable tracker