[BLFS Trac] #2195: Drop a2ps or/and enscript from the book.

BLFS Trac trac at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Jul 26 19:50:37 PDT 2007

#2195: Drop a2ps  or/and enscript from the book.
 Reporter:  Ag.Hatzim    |        Owner:  blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  enhancement  |       Status:  reopened                      
 Priority:  normal       |    Milestone:  6.3                           
Component:  BOOK         |      Version:  SVN                           
 Severity:  normal       |   Resolution:                                
 Keywords:               |  
Comment (by bdubbs at linuxfromscratch.org):

 I use a2ps all the time.  It sometimes is useful to print out code to
 annotate it and look at the flow.  The highlighting is very useful.  The
 fact that it is not maintained is not really relevant.  We have had ed in
 LFS from the beginning and there has not been an update that we can use in
 14 years. (I admit that there have been calls to remove it.)

 Not being maintained is, IMO, insufficient by itself to remove a package.
 If it builds without an inordinate amount of effort and works, there is
 really no problem with keeping it in the book.

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/ticket/2195#comment:7>
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