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Re: Inconvenient ghostscript and transfig dependences

Rodrigo Medina wrote:
There are two different gs programs distributed, one linked to the X11
which is put in /usr/X11R6/bin/gs.exe and another no-X11 that goes into
/bin/gs.exe. Here starts the problem: two different programs with the same
name. Actually if you have X11 there is no reason of installing the
Depending on your PATH you get one or the other. In relation to this there
is the inconvenient dependence of transfig on gs-no-X11, which is
installed even if you have gs-X11. SETUP keeps trying to install gs-no-X11.
A pain on the neck.

Sorry but there is currently no way to represent "either/or" dependencies
via "setup.exe" (PTC).  That said, there's no reason that you can't override
"setup.exe" and not install gs-no-X11.  If you know that's what you want,
then you should feel free to do so.  If your gripe is that "setup.exe" will
try to install gs-no-X11 each time you run it, you should feel free to
manually edit /etc/setup/install.db to include the package name and an
impossibly high version number to fool "setup.exe" into thinking you
already have a version installed that is more current than what it has
available to it.

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