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Re: mtools

*- On 28 Sep, Josip Rodin wrote about "Re: mtools"
> On Tue, Sep 28, 1999 at 07:13:58AM -0700, Joseph Carter wrote:
>> > How comes mtools depend on xlib6g? I don't use X, and thus I consider it
>> > very stupid to have both xlib6g & xfree86-common installed, but I have to
>> > if I want mtools installed...
>> If something supports X it should be compiled with X.  This means exactly
>> two packages (xlib6g and xfree86-common) are also required, but they're
>> reasonably smallish and anything which supports X is going to require
>> them anyway, not just mtools.
> Better to fork off another package, which would include X support, and
> leave the original package X-free.

What about the [x]emacs packages.  I would hate to see forks of all
those things on the mirrors.  Maybe a Suggests or Recommends would be
better than a Depends.

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