Messed up dependencies in OBS repository


I was about to install urbackup-server via OBS repository on openSUSE Leap 15.2 aarch64 but I’ve noticed it wants to install 315 new packages. For example gnome-online-accounts or adwaita-icon-theme.

What is that about? Something looks seriously messed up. Last time I’ve checked Ubuntu build for arm64 it was just a little bit better.

Are these extra packages added willy-nilly by a package manager or is it urbackup’s fault?

It’s because of libguestfs which it uses to mount image backups (I guess). Skip this dependency via “apt install --no-install-recommends” (or similar).

@uroni OK thanks. So without recommended packages it will install 5-10 instead of hundreds which looks a lot better :slight_smile:

Is it safe in terms of server functionality? What am I loosing? Am I on my own if it starts to misbehave?