Postler dependencies

Christoph Wickert christoph.wickert at
Sun Jan 23 17:34:20 CET 2011

Am Sonntag, den 23.01.2011, 15:33 +0100 schrieb Mike Massonnet:
> Hi Christian,
> I'm looking up for building Postler, and I see it depends on
> libindicator, which depends on libdbusmenu-glib and the command line
> tool "al" which depends on Mono.
> Is it possible to have the indicator dependency optional? :)
> That would be great. Otherwise, is it a hard-dependency because it's a
> project close to Ubuntu? Is it foreseeable in the future to make this
> a soft-dependency? Perhaps can you explain why it is necessary?
> Stopping the annoyance right now ;-)


I tried to build postler a few days ago and ws bitten by the same
problem. In Fedora we don't have libindicate and I think the whole
Ayatana stack is not much used outside of Ubuntu and perhaps OpenSUSE.


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