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Re: Base 64-bit Cygwin now requires Perl?

On Oct 31 16:47, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 10/31/2014 3:56 PM, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> >On 2014-10-31 14:35, Ken Brown wrote:
> >>On 10/31/2014 12:59 PM, Steven Penny wrote:
> >>>On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Steven Penny wrote:
> >>>>Because of this dependency line
> >>>
> >>>This issue is back again, now with
> >>>
> >>>bash
> >>>   _update-info-dir
> >>>     texinfo
> >>>       perl
> >>
> >>This is a side effect of the fact that I switched to cygport for
> >>packaging when I took over as texinfo maintainer.  cygport (correctly)
> >>detected perl as a dependency because texinfo provides perl scripts.  In
> >>fact, the most important program in texinfo is /usr/bin/makeinfo, which
> >>is a symlink to a perl script.
> >>
> >>I'll wait for guidance from above before doing anything about this.
> >
> >Fedora splits out texinfo into 3 packages:
> >
> >1) texinfo: makeinfo, texi2any, pod2texi, /usr/share/texinfo,
> >/usr/share/info/texinfo*
> >
> >2) info: info, infokey, install-info, /usr/share/info/info*
> >
> >3) texinfo-tex: texindex, texi2dvi, texi2pdf, pdftexi2dvi,
> >/usr/share/texmf*/tex/texinfo
> >
> >In this setup, only 'info' would be required by _update-info-dir and should not
> >have any Perl dependencies.  texinfo would be in 'Devel' and would have Perl
> >dependencies, while texinfo-tex would also have texlive dependencies.
> Sounds good to me.  I'll repackage within a few days.  Thanks.

We need to make sure that the existing dependencies to texinfo
are still correct afterwards.  22 packages are affected:

  autoconf  all of them
  automake  all of them

Looks rather harmless, but still something to look into.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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