Bug#599633: xterm: Please document reason for x11-utils recommends
On Sat, Oct 09, 2010 at 05:05:57PM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Sat, 9 Oct 2010, Josh Triplett wrote:
> >On Sat, Oct 09, 2010 at 03:41:28PM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> >>On Sat, 9 Oct 2010, Josh Triplett wrote:
> >>>xterm Recommends: x11-utils
> >>>Please consider noting the reason for this recommendation in the package
> >>>description. A quick review of the contents of x11-utils didn't suggest
> >>>any obvious reason why xterm might want it.
> >>probably because luit is bundled in with this collection.
> >>(appres is another likely reason).
> >Ah, luit makes sense; so, uxterm needs x11-utils to handle non-UTF-8
> That sounds correct.
How about the following addition to the package description, then:
xterm Recommends x11-utils for the "luit" Unicode-to-locale translation
helper, which uxterm needs in order to handle non-UTF-8 locales.
(I also wonder whether koi8rxterm has some similar need, in which case
this description should mention that as well.)
- Josh Triplett