Re: TeXlive and xdg-utils
Jerome BENOIT <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On 06/07/12 09:27, Hilmar Preusse wrote:
>> On 06.07.12 Jerome BENOIT (email@example.com) wrote:
>>> I have just updated my Wheezy boxes:
>>> I am very surprise to see that texlive-base depends now on xdg-utils.
>>> Is it a bug ?
>> texlive-base (2012.20120611-2) unstable; urgency=low
>> * texdoc: switch from see to xdg-open, change dependency from mime-support
>> to xdg-utils (Closes: #678747)
>> * natbib: fix spurious spaces when using \defcitealias (Closes: #628044)
>> Looks rather like intention.
> Indeed, but it is getting hard now to install a basic TeX on a
> (free)desktop free computer, hence my email.
This would be a problem, I agree. However, I don't see how this is the
Recommends: iceweasel | www-browser, x11-utils, x11-xserver-utils, file, mime-support, shared-mime-info
Does this force the installation of a desktop environment? I don't see why.
> Is it possible to use an alternative to xdg-open ?
> Is it possible to put texdoc aside texlive-base ?
It's configurable, but We'd need a Suggests somewhere in the chain of
If texdoc were in a separate package, texlive-base would still need to
Depend on or at least Recommend texdoc, so this is not a solution.