Re: gcc-4.2 build-depends?
Frank Küster napsal:
> email@example.com wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Frank Küster napsal:
> >> "Jiri Palecek" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> > Hello,
> >> >
> >> > can anyone explain why gcc-4.2 build-depends on libgconf2-dev,
> >> > libxul-dev, libart-2.0-dev, libgtk2.0-dev,
> >> > lib32asound2-dev, libcairo2-dev, libqt4-dev and several others? It
> >> > seems quite strange (well, even
> >> > more) to me.
> >> Well, it builds a couple of binary packages that might well need such
> >> libraries. Without looking at the source, names like
> >> gappletviewer-4.2 Standalone application to execute Java (tm) applets
> >> gcjwebplugin-4.2 Web browser plugin to execute Java (tm) applets
> >> sound like good candidates.
> > I don't think this is, er... wise. This means if I want to make a
> > (cross-)compiler, I have to install Qt, GNOME, XUL (which
> > conflicts: mozilla-browser) even if I'll never want to use java.
> No, you haven't. The Build-Depends of a Debian package are not meant to
> be used for bootstrapping. You could just disable the respective
> stanzas in the control file, build your cross-compiler or compiler for a
> new architecture, and once you managed to build Qt and Gnome, you can
> enable them again.
Yes, but I could as well download vanilla gcc and build it. (Which
would be IMHO
much easier than editing the convoluted files in debian/). The question
would I use Debian at all, then.