GNOME without media?

michael johnson buhnux at
Tue Jan 17 09:37:00 PST 2006

On 1/17/06, Mike Edenfield <kutulu at> wrote:
> I notice that when I install GNOME, it pulls in all kinds of
> multimedia-related things, like gstreamer and esound.  I don't even have
> a sound card in this system, so clearly these don't help me at all.
> However, for some reason a lot of other, seemingly unrelated packages
> depend on these media component.
> For example, trying to remove esound fails because esound is a
> dependancy of libgnome and libbobonoui and gdm.  Do these REALLY need
> esound to function?  Similarly, gstreamer is a dependancy for evolution
> and gnomecontrolcenter.

Lots of gnome components have to have gstreamer or esound.

Is there any easy way to get GNOME installed without these useless
> components?
> --Mike
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