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Re: [trinity-users] Why does Trinity depend on Samba?

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 09:21:36 -0400
On Saturday 02 July 2016 07:08:18 Thierry de Coulon wrote:

> If I want to delete all of Samba, kmail-trinity, konqueror-trinity,
> tdebase-trinity would get destroyed too (Raspbian Jessie here, but
> I've come accross the same problem with the other distributions).
> I fail to see why these dependencies exist. I can imagine situations
> where kmail, konqueror and tdebase could need Samba, but many more
> where they don't.
> I have no Windows machine so I never use samba.

Neither have I.  Same with aptitude, I can't remove it, IMSNHO its a 
dangerous utility as it destroyed my system about 2 weeks ago, requiring 
I re-install 236 packages.  I haven't nuked the executables yet, but I 
just did a chmod -x  on the /usr/bin/aptitude-curses.  Now I sit back 
and see what complains.

Same thing essentially with nfs.  I found, with Dr. N. Klept's help, that 
sshfs is much more transparent, and faster than nfs once setup, 
qualifying it for a Just Works(TM) label.

The only dependency I can think of for samba/cifs, is cups uses it I 
believe for network shared printer discovery.  This makes all the 
printers configured and usable from this machine, available for use from 
the other 4, soon to be 5 machines on my local network.  But its also 
watching paint dry slow at that discovery, taking a browser about 10 
seconds to display localhost:631/printers.
> Thierry
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