Dear list,I am trying to install a minimal LXDE on my Debian laptop, and I am unable to install without the following packages:
libavahi-client3 libavahi-common-data libavahi-common3
Could somebody please explain, whether this dependency is related to LXDE in general, or whether it is specific to my Debian distribution.
I am asking myself, how can such an non-essential package be reqired for LXDE to work?
From what I read in the package description:
Avahi is a fully LGPL framework for Multicast DNS Service Discovery.
It allows programs to publish and discover services and hosts
running on a local network with no specific configuration. For
example you can plug into a network and instantly find printers to
print to, files to look at and people to talk to.
I am by no means interested in such an evil service running on my computer. In fact, the only reason why I wanted LXDE rather than Gnome was exactely getting rid of evil packages.
I would appreciet if somebody could comment on this