boinc-client dependencies. are they all necessary?

Asked by James P. Carter on 2012-03-13

On a personal server with no X environment installed. I am wondering at some of the dependencies of the boinc-client package. One in particular that comes to mind is "bluetooth"... why is that a dependency? I can understand the i386 libraries... it does however seem there are a quite a few extra packages in there. Perhaps I am ignorant to some of the needs of various projects out there. If that is the case... cool! Let me know. Thank you.

Here is the search for boinc packages on "packages.ubuntu.com"
http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=boinc&searchon=names&suite=precise&section=all

Here are the BOINC system requirements
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/System_requirements

The following is the full output of "apt-get install boinc-client" and my abortion of the process.

root@sf:~# apt-get install boinc-client
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  acl bluez bluez-alsa:i386 consolekit cryptsetup-bin dbus-x11
  dconf-gsettings-backend dconf-service defoma esound-common gcc-4.6-base:i386
  gconf-service gconf2 gconf2-common glib-networking glib-networking:i386
  glib-networking-common glib-networking-services gsettings-desktop-schemas
  gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3:i386 gstreamer0.10-plugins-base:i386
  gstreamer0.10-plugins-good:i386 gstreamer0.10-x:i386 gtk2-engines:i386
  gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 gtk2-engines-oxygen:i386 gtk2-engines-pixbuf:i386
  gvfs gvfs:i386 gvfs-common gvfs-daemons gvfs-libs gvfs-libs:i386
  hicolor-icon-theme ia32-libs ia32-libs-multiarch:i386 ibus-gtk:i386
  libaa1:i386 libacl1:i386 libaio1:i386 libao-common libao4:i386
  libasn1-8-heimdal:i386 libasound2:i386 libasound2-plugins:i386
  libasyncns0:i386 libatasmart4 libatk1.0-0 libatk1.0-0:i386 libatk1.0-data
  libattr1:i386 libaudio2:i386 libaudiofile1:i386 libavahi-client3:i386
  libavahi-common-data:i386 libavahi-common3:i386 libavc1394-0:i386
  libbz2-1.0:i386 libc6:i386 libcaca0:i386 libcairo-gobject2
  libcairo-gobject2:i386 libcairo2 libcairo2:i386 libcanberra-gtk-module:i386
  libcanberra-gtk0:i386 libcanberra0:i386 libcap2:i386 libcapi20-3:i386
  libcdparanoia0:i386 libck-connector0 libcomerr2:i386 libcroco3:i386
  libcryptsetup4 libcups2:i386 libcupsimage2:i386 libcurl3:i386 libdatrie1
  libdatrie1:i386 libdb5.1:i386 libdbus-1-3:i386 libdbus-glib-1-2:i386
  libdconf0 libdrm-intel1:i386 libdrm-nouveau1a:i386 libdrm-radeon1:i386
  libdrm2:i386 libdv4:i386 libesd0:i386 libexif12:i386 libexpat1:i386
  libffi6:i386 libflac8:i386 libfontconfig1:i386 libfontenc1 libfreetype6:i386
  libgail-common:i386 libgail18:i386 libgcc1:i386 libgconf-2-4
  libgcrypt11:i386 libgd2-xpm:i386 libgdbm3:i386 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0
  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-common libgdu0 libgettextpo0:i386
  libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libglapi-mesa:i386
  libglib2.0-0:i386 libglib2.0-data libglu1-mesa:i386 libgnome-keyring-common
  libgnome-keyring0 libgnome-keyring0:i386 libgnutls26:i386 libgomp1:i386
  libgpg-error0:i386 libgphoto2-2:i386 libgphoto2-l10n libgphoto2-port0:i386
  libgpm2:i386 libgssapi-krb5-2:i386 libgssapi3-heimdal:i386
  libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0:i386 libgstreamer0.10-0:i386 libgtk-3-0
  libgtk-3-bin libgtk-3-common libgtk2.0-0 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libgtk2.0-bin
  libgtk2.0-common libgudev-1.0-0 libgudev-1.0-0:i386 libhcrypto4-heimdal:i386
  libheimbase1-heimdal:i386 libheimntlm0-heimdal:i386 libhx509-5-heimdal:i386
  libibus-1.0-0:i386 libice6:i386 libidn11:i386 libiec61883-0:i386
  libieee1284-3:i386 libjack-jackd2-0:i386 libjasper1 libjasper1:i386
  libjpeg-turbo8:i386 libjpeg8:i386 libjson0:i386 libk5crypto3:i386
  libkeyutils1:i386 libkrb5-26-heimdal:i386 libkrb5-3:i386
  libkrb5support0:i386 liblcms1:i386 libldap-2.4-2:i386 libllvm3.0:i386
  libltdl7 libltdl7:i386 liblvm2app2.2 libmad0:i386 libmikmod2:i386
  libmng1:i386 libmpg123-0:i386 libmysqlclient18:i386 libncurses5:i386
  libncursesw5:i386 libnspr4:i386 libnss3:i386 libodbc1:i386 libogg0:i386
  liboil0.3:i386 libopenal-data libopenal1:i386 liborc-0.4-0:i386
  libp11-kit0:i386 libpam-ck-connector libpango1.0-0 libpango1.0-0:i386
  libpciaccess0:i386 libpcre3:i386 libpixman-1-0 libpixman-1-0:i386
  libpng12-0:i386 libpolkit-agent-1-0 libpolkit-backend-1-0 libproxy1
  libproxy1:i386 libpulse-mainloop-glib0:i386 libpulse0:i386 libpulsedsp:i386
  libqt4-dbus:i386 libqt4-declarative:i386 libqt4-designer:i386
  libqt4-network:i386 libqt4-opengl:i386 libqt4-qt3support:i386
  libqt4-script:i386 libqt4-scripttools:i386 libqt4-sql:i386
  libqt4-sql-mysql:i386 libqt4-svg:i386 libqt4-test:i386 libqt4-xml:i386
  libqt4-xmlpatterns:i386 libqtcore4:i386 libqtgui4:i386 libqtwebkit4:i386
  libraw1394-11:i386 libroken18-heimdal:i386 librsvg2-2:i386
  librsvg2-common:i386 librtmp0:i386 libsamplerate0:i386 libsane:i386
  libsane-common libsasl2-2:i386 libsasl2-modules:i386 libsdl-image1.2:i386
  libsdl-mixer1.2:i386 libsdl-net1.2:i386 libsdl-ttf2.0-0:i386
  libsdl1.2debian:i386 libselinux1:i386 libsgutils2-2 libshout3:i386
  libslang2:i386 libsm6:i386 libsndfile1:i386 libsoup-gnome2.4-1:i386
  libsoup2.4-1:i386 libspeex1:i386 libspeexdsp1:i386 libsqlite3-0:i386
  libssl0.9.8:i386 libssl1.0.0:i386 libstdc++5:i386 libstdc++6:i386
  libtag1-vanilla:i386 libtag1c2a:i386 libtasn1-3:i386 libtdb1:i386
  libthai-data libthai0 libthai0:i386 libtheora0:i386 libtiff4:i386
  libtinfo5:i386 libudev0:i386 libunistring0:i386 libusb-0.1-4:i386
  libuuid1:i386 libv4l-0:i386 libv4lconvert0:i386 libvisual-0.4-0:i386
  libvisual-0.4-plugins:i386 libvorbis0a:i386 libvorbisenc2:i386
  libvorbisfile3:i386 libwavpack1:i386 libwind0-heimdal:i386 libwrap0:i386
  libx11-6:i386 libx11-xcb1:i386 libxau6:i386 libxaw7 libxaw7:i386
  libxcb-glx0:i386 libxcb-render0 libxcb-render0:i386 libxcb-shape0
  libxcb-shm0 libxcb-shm0:i386 libxcb1:i386 libxcomposite1 libxcomposite1:i386
  libxcursor1:i386 libxdamage1:i386 libxdmcp6:i386 libxext6:i386
  libxfixes3:i386 libxfont1 libxft2 libxft2:i386 libxi6:i386 libxinerama1:i386
  libxml2:i386 libxmu6:i386 libxp6:i386 libxpm4 libxpm4:i386 libxrandr2
  libxrandr2:i386 libxrender1:i386 libxslt1.1:i386 libxss1 libxss1:i386
  libxt6:i386 libxtst6 libxv1 libxv1:i386 libxxf86dga1 libxxf86vm1:i386 mtools
  ntfsprogs odbcinst odbcinst1debian2 odbcinst1debian2:i386 oss-compat
  policykit-1 policykit-1-gnome python-gobject python-gobject-2
  shared-mime-info sound-theme-freedesktop udisks x-ttcidfont-conf x11-utils
  xaw3dg:i386 xfonts-encodings xfonts-utils zlib1g:i386
Suggested packages:
  boinc-app-seti boinc-manager x11-xserver-utils libcuda1 libcuda1-ia32
  defoma-doc psfontmgr libfont-freetype-perl gconf-defaults-service
  murrine-themes:i386 kde-config-gtk-style:i386 gvfs-backends
  gvfs-backends:i386 libpam-ldap:i386 libpam-winbind:i386 libnss-ldap:i386
  libroar1:i386 libsndio0:i386 roaraudio-server:i386 libasound2-python:i386
  nas:i386 glibc-doc:i386 locales:i386 libcanberra-pulse:i386 cups-common:i386
  libdv-bin:i386 oss-compat:i386 pulseaudio-esound-compat:i386 rng-tools:i386
  libgd-tools:i386 libglide3:i386 gnome-keyring gnome-keyring:i386
  gnutls-bin:i386 gphoto2:i386 gtkam:i386 gpm:i386 krb5-doc:i386
  krb5-user:i386 gstreamer-codec-install:i386 gnome-codec-install:i386
  gstreamer0.10-tools:i386 librsvg2-common jackd2:i386 libjasper-runtime
  libjasper-runtime:i386 liblcms-utils:i386 libmyodbc:i386
  odbc-postgresql:i386 tdsodbc:i386 unixodbc-bin:i386 ttf-baekmuk
  ttf-arphic-gbsn00lp ttf-arphic-bsmi00lp ttf-arphic-gkai00mp
  ttf-arphic-bkai00mp ttf-baekmuk:i386 ttf-arphic-gbsn00lp:i386
  ttf-arphic-bsmi00lp:i386 ttf-arphic-gkai00mp:i386 ttf-arphic-bkai00mp:i386
  pulseaudio:i386 libqt4-declarative-folderlistmodel:i386
  libqt4-declarative-gestures:i386 libqt4-declarative-particles:i386
  libqt4-declarative-shaders:i386 qt4-qmlviewer:i386 libqt4-dev:i386
  qt4-qtconfig:i386 libraw1394-doc:i386 librsvg2-bin:i386 avahi-daemon:i386
  hpoj:i386 hplip:i386 libsane-extras:i386 sane-utils:i386
  libsasl2-modules-otp:i386 libsasl2-modules-ldap:i386
  libsasl2-modules-sql:i386 libsasl2-modules-gssapi-mit:i386
  libsasl2-modules-gssapi-heimdal:i386 sg3-utils speex:i386 floppyd
  python-gobject-2-dbg libcanberra-gtk0 kde-runtime xfsprogs reiserfsprogs
  mdadm mesa-utils
Recommended packages:
  libglib2.0-data:i386 shared-mime-info:i386 libgphoto2-l10n:i386
  hicolor-icon-theme:i386 libgtk2.0-bin:i386 x-ttcidfont-conf:i386
  xml-core:i386
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  acl bluez bluez-alsa:i386 boinc-client consolekit cryptsetup-bin dbus-x11
  dconf-gsettings-backend dconf-service defoma esound-common gcc-4.6-base:i386
  gconf-service gconf2 gconf2-common glib-networking glib-networking:i386
  glib-networking-common glib-networking-services gsettings-desktop-schemas
  gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3:i386 gstreamer0.10-plugins-base:i386
  gstreamer0.10-plugins-good:i386 gstreamer0.10-x:i386 gtk2-engines:i386
  gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 gtk2-engines-oxygen:i386 gtk2-engines-pixbuf:i386
  gvfs gvfs:i386 gvfs-common gvfs-daemons gvfs-libs gvfs-libs:i386
  hicolor-icon-theme ia32-libs ia32-libs-multiarch:i386 ibus-gtk:i386
  libaa1:i386 libacl1:i386 libaio1:i386 libao-common libao4:i386
  libasn1-8-heimdal:i386 libasound2:i386 libasound2-plugins:i386
  libasyncns0:i386 libatasmart4 libatk1.0-0 libatk1.0-0:i386 libatk1.0-data
  libattr1:i386 libaudio2:i386 libaudiofile1:i386 libavahi-client3:i386
  libavahi-common-data:i386 libavahi-common3:i386 libavc1394-0:i386
  libbz2-1.0:i386 libc6:i386 libcaca0:i386 libcairo-gobject2
  libcairo-gobject2:i386 libcairo2 libcairo2:i386 libcanberra-gtk-module:i386
  libcanberra-gtk0:i386 libcanberra0:i386 libcap2:i386 libcapi20-3:i386
  libcdparanoia0:i386 libck-connector0 libcomerr2:i386 libcroco3:i386
  libcryptsetup4 libcups2:i386 libcupsimage2:i386 libcurl3:i386 libdatrie1
  libdatrie1:i386 libdb5.1:i386 libdbus-1-3:i386 libdbus-glib-1-2:i386
  libdconf0 libdrm-intel1:i386 libdrm-nouveau1a:i386 libdrm-radeon1:i386
  libdrm2:i386 libdv4:i386 libesd0:i386 libexif12:i386 libexpat1:i386
  libffi6:i386 libflac8:i386 libfontconfig1:i386 libfontenc1 libfreetype6:i386
  libgail-common:i386 libgail18:i386 libgcc1:i386 libgconf-2-4
  libgcrypt11:i386 libgd2-xpm:i386 libgdbm3:i386 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0
  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-common libgdu0 libgettextpo0:i386
  libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libglapi-mesa:i386
  libglib2.0-0:i386 libglib2.0-data libglu1-mesa:i386 libgnome-keyring-common
  libgnome-keyring0 libgnome-keyring0:i386 libgnutls26:i386 libgomp1:i386
  libgpg-error0:i386 libgphoto2-2:i386 libgphoto2-l10n libgphoto2-port0:i386
  libgpm2:i386 libgssapi-krb5-2:i386 libgssapi3-heimdal:i386
  libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0:i386 libgstreamer0.10-0:i386 libgtk-3-0
  libgtk-3-bin libgtk-3-common libgtk2.0-0 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libgtk2.0-bin
  libgtk2.0-common libgudev-1.0-0 libgudev-1.0-0:i386 libhcrypto4-heimdal:i386
  libheimbase1-heimdal:i386 libheimntlm0-heimdal:i386 libhx509-5-heimdal:i386
  libibus-1.0-0:i386 libice6:i386 libidn11:i386 libiec61883-0:i386
  libieee1284-3:i386 libjack-jackd2-0:i386 libjasper1 libjasper1:i386
  libjpeg-turbo8:i386 libjpeg8:i386 libjson0:i386 libk5crypto3:i386
  libkeyutils1:i386 libkrb5-26-heimdal:i386 libkrb5-3:i386
  libkrb5support0:i386 liblcms1:i386 libldap-2.4-2:i386 libllvm3.0:i386
  libltdl7 libltdl7:i386 liblvm2app2.2 libmad0:i386 libmikmod2:i386
  libmng1:i386 libmpg123-0:i386 libmysqlclient18:i386 libncurses5:i386
  libncursesw5:i386 libnspr4:i386 libnss3:i386 libodbc1:i386 libogg0:i386
  liboil0.3:i386 libopenal-data libopenal1:i386 liborc-0.4-0:i386
  libp11-kit0:i386 libpam-ck-connector libpango1.0-0 libpango1.0-0:i386
  libpciaccess0:i386 libpcre3:i386 libpixman-1-0 libpixman-1-0:i386
  libpng12-0:i386 libpolkit-agent-1-0 libpolkit-backend-1-0 libproxy1
  libproxy1:i386 libpulse-mainloop-glib0:i386 libpulse0:i386 libpulsedsp:i386
  libqt4-dbus:i386 libqt4-declarative:i386 libqt4-designer:i386
  libqt4-network:i386 libqt4-opengl:i386 libqt4-qt3support:i386
  libqt4-script:i386 libqt4-scripttools:i386 libqt4-sql:i386
  libqt4-sql-mysql:i386 libqt4-svg:i386 libqt4-test:i386 libqt4-xml:i386
  libqt4-xmlpatterns:i386 libqtcore4:i386 libqtgui4:i386 libqtwebkit4:i386
  libraw1394-11:i386 libroken18-heimdal:i386 librsvg2-2:i386
  librsvg2-common:i386 librtmp0:i386 libsamplerate0:i386 libsane:i386
  libsane-common libsasl2-2:i386 libsasl2-modules:i386 libsdl-image1.2:i386
  libsdl-mixer1.2:i386 libsdl-net1.2:i386 libsdl-ttf2.0-0:i386
  libsdl1.2debian:i386 libselinux1:i386 libsgutils2-2 libshout3:i386
  libslang2:i386 libsm6:i386 libsndfile1:i386 libsoup-gnome2.4-1:i386
  libsoup2.4-1:i386 libspeex1:i386 libspeexdsp1:i386 libsqlite3-0:i386
  libssl0.9.8:i386 libssl1.0.0:i386 libstdc++5:i386 libstdc++6:i386
  libtag1-vanilla:i386 libtag1c2a:i386 libtasn1-3:i386 libtdb1:i386
  libthai-data libthai0 libthai0:i386 libtheora0:i386 libtiff4:i386
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  libvisual-0.4-plugins:i386 libvorbis0a:i386 libvorbisenc2:i386
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  libxfixes3:i386 libxfont1 libxft2 libxft2:i386 libxi6:i386 libxinerama1:i386
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Solved by:
James P. Carter
Solved:
2012-03-19
Last query:
2012-03-19
Last reply:
James P. Carter (jpcarter) said : #1

I included the package search link because I was looking for a "nox" option... ;-)

My apologies if this is a rather ignorant question in the first place.
-james

James P. Carter (jpcarter) said : #2

Merely a curiosity. I am going to close this question... it's not a very important question anyhow.

I would guess that the dependencies that are included are due to various project requirements.

-james