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Re: mtools

Subject: mtools: please put X related stuff in another package
Package: mtools
Severity: normal

On Tue, Sep 28, 1999 at 10:16:20AM -0500, Brian Servis 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.

Correction: mtools in slink does *not* depend on anything but libc6, so
there is still time to do it, cleanly.

Maintainer, please do it.

enJoy -*/\*- don't even try to pronounce my first name

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