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Re: dependencies woes with Debian MediaWiki package

On 03/24/2008 03:53 PM, Daniel Burrows wrote:
>   I apologize for taking so long to get back to you.

No Problem :-)

>   I asked whether you were running etch because the unstable/testing
> version of mediawiki doesn't have dependencies that would pull in the
> stuff you're talking about.  I've taken a brief look at the stable
> version, and I think I see what's happening.  You can probably install
> links or add --without-recommends to the command-line to get a saner
> install.

I actually did this, but have still a lot of dependencies:

0 packages upgraded, 71 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 227MB/230MB of archives. After unpacking 564MB will be used.

I will take the Debian way.

>   * Mozilla: iceape-browser gets installed because tetex-doc recommends
>              it.  tetex-doc is recommended by tetex-base, which is
> 	     pulled in by tetex-bin.
> 	     This is the cause of most of your problems; if you install
> 	     a text-mode browser like links, it will fulfill this
> 	     dependency and iceape won't get installed.
>   * Gnome/GTK+: pulled in by Mozilla, as far as I can tell.
>   * X11: some of these are really necessary.  mediawiki-math needs latex
>     and Ghostscript components, and these depend on X11 libraries
>     because they manipulate X11 fonts and/or can connect to an X server.
>   * Latex: for mediawiki-math.
>   * Sound server: I think this is pulled in by Gnome/GTK+.
>   * portmap: Pulled in by fam (part of Gnome)

thank you

>   Daniel

cheers Simon

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