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Bug#420297: marked as done (kdegraphics should no longer depend on kdvi)

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Package:   kdegraphics
Version:    4:3.5.6-2

The kdegraphics package depends on kdvi. The kdvi package < 4:3.5.6-2 
recommended the now obsolete tetex-bin package. Version 4:3.5.6-2 has 
replaced this with texlive-fonts-recommended and made this a dependency as 
well, which in turn pulls in a TeX system: texlive-common, -base, -base-bin 
and -doc-base (and may be more), together a download of more than 100MB. 

This seems a bit much for KDE users who don't use TeX, and leads to a sizable 
duplication for those (like myself) who elect to install TeXLive straight 
from the TUG distro (if only to avoid lengthy upgrades with multiple runnings 
of mktexlsr, updmap-sys and format generation).

The kdvi maintainer considers *not* having the above texlive dependencies a 
bug (see message under bug 407574 dated 21 April 2007), but this clearly only 
affects users of kdvi and the texlive packages. 

It seems reasonable, in view of the above, that kdvi be removed as a 
dependency of kdegraphics. Habitual users of kdvi should have no trouble 
installing this package on their own.
Henk Koster
"Behavioral axioms are right, but agents make mistakes."
Attributed to L.J. Savage

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I goofed on the size of the texlive packages required by kdvi, not > 100MB but 
about 1/4 of that. So, it's not that much of a burden on those who don't use 
TeX. My complaint about these packages interfering with a direct installation 
of TeXLive2007 from the TUG distro in the /usr/local tree still stands, but 
has become moot now that I've decided to follow the Debian line. There are 
more important things in life to worry about.

Henk Koster
"Behavioral axioms are right, but agents make mistakes."
Attributed to L.J. Savage

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