Re: gv depends on ghostscript, which depends on gsfonts
firstname.lastname@example.org (Karl M. Hegbloom) writes:
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> I don't think that `gv' needs to depend on the `gsfonts' package,
> since it depends upon `gs' | `gs-aladdin', which should depend on
> `gsfonts' in some way.
I think that´s right.
> Checking, I find that `gs-aladdin 5.10-3' and `gs 3.33-6' both have
> "Recommends:" dependencies on `gsfonts'. Perhaps these should be
> "Requires:" rather than "Recommends:"? Why are they "Recommends:"
> right now?
Well, maybe Marco (gs) can give us a hint.
> The person installing the postscript interpreter needs to be informed
> of the requirement for fonts.
I bet it is possible to set up gs | gs-aladdin to use e.g. the fonts
of X. So this would tell why there`s only a recommends header.
Jens (maintainer of ghostview)
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