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Re: update: tetex 2.0.2-15
On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 09:35:00AM +0200, Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
>Igor Pechtchanski writes:
>>> Note, though, that they would still need to *run* X before xdvi will work.
>> Oh, and what about people who use other X servers (like Exceed), or even
>> expect to run xdvi remotely via ssh from a Linux machine? Granted, the
>> latter group is probably small enough and knowledgeable enough to be able
>> to deal with the automatic X dependency...
>Yes, twice. But that's why I brought it up, I think there must be a
>sane balance between too many and too few requirements.
I'm entering this discussion late and maybe I've missed some context but
if a package needs X to run, then it should require X.
We don't have to worry about corner cases like other people's X packages
or if they don't need the X server.