Re: J2, needed packages
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Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:
> On Thu, Oct 03, 2002 at 11:25:55PM +1000, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> > I tried to compile the latest gcc package, there is a build dependency on
> > doxygen,
> What a shame.
> > libgimpprint
> Almost impossible. I tried it once, and I had to give up after tracking
> back build-dependencies in the dozens. We'd need the POSIX shared memory
> patches, I think, and pthreads.
I'm an upstream maintainer of gimp-print, and I'm also in the NM
queue. I know that gimp-print has quite a set of build-dependencies,
and I have reduced them a bit (by removing the SGML stuff by using the
upstream tarball with prebuilt docs). Also, I guess you are depending
on libgimpprint via gs.
I want to remove the gimpprint gs driver, and replace it with an IJS
driver instead (basically IJS is a protocol to allow gs to use other
programs as drivers, communicating via pipes). Once IJS is in Debian,
I can create the ijsgimpprint package, and ask Torsten to remove the
gimp-print patch from gs.
Unfortunately, I haven't found a sponsor to upload my IJS packages (or
my new gimp-print packages since Eric Sharkey, the current maintainer,
whom I am replacing, is too busy to do it at the moment). If someone
could sponsor these, I'm sure the gimp-print build-dependency could be
removed relatively soon.
The (signed) source is available from:
Please note my i386 sid install is quite out of date since I'm on a
very slow dialup link, so they will require rebuilding before upload.
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