Chromium on Deepin Desktop

So I installed the dnf group “deepin-desktop” and to my surprise, it force installed Chromium on my machine, why is that? does deepin-desktop have a dependency for Chromium or is this just a “preferred” package that the person whom created the group felt that it was nice to have?

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It is a group dependency, see:

dnf group info deepin-desktop 

You should be able to install these packages selectively.

As you can see here:, the deepin desktop maintainers took this decision to include chromium as a default application (In any group, there are four levels of packages: optional, default, mandatory, and conditional […] Default can be unchecked).

If you wish, you can get in touch with them in order to discuss the decision: SIGs/DeepinDE - Fedora Project Wiki


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