Re: tex-common and priority
Hi all, I'm not so familiar with texinfo/info but,...
From: Frank Küster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: tex-common and priority
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 18:58:35 +0100
> Moreover, I find it strange that texinfo "Suggests: tetex-extra" (the
> weaker dependency), while it even "Recommends: tetex-doc" - what's the
> reason for the Recommends, which texts are actually useful for texinfo
Hmm, on my sid box
kohda@ferio:~$ apt-cache show texinfo | grep Recommends
kohda@ferio:~$ apt-cache show texinfo | grep Suggests
Suggests: tetex-bin | texlive-base
Or am I talking about different issue?
> So one solution would be to simply drop the dependency on
> tetex-bin|tex-common, and maybe also on tetex-doc, while moving
> tetex-extra to Recommends.
> The other solution would be to lower texinfo's priority; I don't see
> why it needs to be standard, as a tool that's only used by developers,
> and among them only by a fairly large minority, mainly of traditional or
> base software (while all the funky desktop stuff and probably many more
> things are documented with xml/sgml/html).
> Or we could do both, lowering the priority and dropping the Depends. Or
> I missed something important...
I might be wrong but I think simply that texi2dvi needs
working TeX system so, at least, some dependency on (Depends
or Recommends) tetex-bin or tetex-extra is reasonable.
Anyway I remembered that when tetex's priority was lowerd to
optional (from standards?) there were some discussions in
email@example.com so if you decide to lower the priority it
might be better to announce it to firstname.lastname@example.org before
doing so really.
Best regards, 2006-1-24(Tue)
Debian Developer & Debian JP Developer - much more I18N of Debian
Atsuhito Kohda <email@example.com>
Department of Math., Univ. of Tokushima