Re: Bug#564241: maint-guide: Please remove texlive-full from Build-Depends-Indep
severity 564241 wishlist
On 09.01.10 Osamu Aoki (email@example.com) wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 08, 2010 at 05:14:39PM +0100, Hilmar Preusse wrote:
> > your source package declares the package texlive-full as
> > Build-Depends-Indep. This will give you a nearly full TL installation,
> > including all documentation packages.
> Yes. That is intended quick fix for FTBFS hell.
Yes, I know. Lowering to wishlist
> > I don't think that this is necessary for building the package.
> Please come up with exact list which is guranteed to work and
> maintainable one. Please note TeX is such a moving target. Unless
> this kind of catch-all is used, this package becomes FTBFS quite
> often. I do not have time or skill to quickly keeping up with such
> time killer works.
> Sorry, but this is our situation.
I know the situation (#562318): not only the upgrade packages may
break things, but a changed packaging of us (mostly Norbert) too.
That packaging however mostly changes only when new versions are
released (< 1 time per year). So, once the package list is found
you'll probaby won't have problems for > 1 year.
Maybe I'll find the time to build a list for you.
> > Please consider to reduce the list of packages to these one
> > really needs.
> (This is arch all. So I am not using anyone else's resource
> either. So no real damage. Besides, modern computers come with
> huge space.)
Well, I just typed "apt-get build-deb maint-guide" and found that the
computer wanted to download 550 MB data (mostly doc packages) and I
couldn't believe they really are all needed for building.
Another option would be an package texlive-build-dep depending an all
TL package *except* doc packages. It could be useful for other
packages too. Norbert, what do you think?