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[Bug 1764596] Re: vanilla-gnome-desktop dependencies too strict


Now that certain utilities are being shipped as snaps by default this
might be more important. E.g. default install of 18.04 includes gnome-
system-monitor as a snap but if you want the vanilla gnome desktop you
end up with the deb version as well. If you're using snaps it makes more
sense to use the snap version as it can see the snap processes (doesn't
look like the deb one can) so would be nicer to be able to remove the
deb version rather than the snap if the duplicated menu entries got

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  vanilla-gnome-desktop dependencies too strict

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Bug description:
  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

  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)

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