dbus development packages needed to build remote control?
At the moment, ./configure decides upon availability of libdbus development package whether remote control should be built. I could however not make out any location in the source code or the build process where it needs those packages. DBUS_LIBS and DBUS_CFLAGS are set in the Makefile but never used.
To test I removed the check for dbus development packages from configure.ac (set have_remote=true unconditionally) and removed libdbus-1-dev from my system, the (debian) package built and ran fine with gajim-remote. I might have missed something, so it would be nice if an experienced programmer could have a look. If on the other hand the building indeed needs libdbus devel packages it should Build-Depend on libdbus-1-dev in debian/control.
Also, there does not appear to be a binary depending directly on the dbus shared library (there are only two executables in the package, both are python scripts and thus recommend python-dbus, which in turn depends on dbus on its own). If that is true as well I suggest removing dbus from the Recommends:-Line in debian/control