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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: sys-apps/texinfo vs @system
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:20:30
Message-Id: pan$527de$b390106$9b81857f$
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] sys-apps/texinfo vs @system by Mike Frysinger
1 Mike Frysinger posted on Sun, 31 Mar 2013 01:59:52 -0400 as excerpted:
3 > it'd be simpler if we just dropped [texinfo] altogether from @system.
4 > if people want `info`, they can `emerge` it themselves. if packages
5 > want `makeinfo`, they can DEPEND on it -- few fall into this category
6 > (<100 by a rough survey of random Gentoo installs).
8 Except... at least for those running build-systems, some of those <100
9 pkgs with hard deps on texinfo include automake, autoconf, gcc, and
10 e2fsprogs, all of which are pretty core to a gentoo system, at least one
11 that builds anything.
13 Texinfo may be more practical to remove on binpkg-only systems, tho,
14 which might be what you had in mind, but if there was hint of that I
15 didn't catch it.
17 Or maybe your intent was to either kill these deps or put them behind
18 USE=doc as well?
20 --
21 Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs.
22 "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
23 and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman


Subject Author
[gentoo-dev] Re: sys-apps/texinfo vs @system Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: sys-apps/texinfo vs @system Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>