[blfs-book] [BLFS Trac] #4421: Issues with dependencies on individual Xorg parts

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Fri Dec 6 09:54:34 PST 2013

#4421: Issues with dependencies on individual Xorg parts
 Reporter:  chris@…  |       Owner:  blfs-book@…
     Type:  defect   |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal   |   Milestone:  current
Component:  BOOK     |     Version:  SVN
 Severity:  normal   |  Resolution:
 Keywords:           |

Comment (by ken@…):

 Replying to [comment:6 Krejzi]:
 > From the current svn checkout
 > {{{
 > pst/printing/gs.xml:      <xref linkend="x-window-system"/> and
 > pst/typesetting/texlive.xml:      <xref linkend="x-window-system"/>,
 > pst/scanning/sane.xml:      <xref linkend="x-window-system"/>,
 > }}}
 > How would any of these strictly need x-window-system? They might require
 the libraries to build them for some functionality, ie a gui program which
 is only small part of the package, but how would one need x window system
 to print something? to scan something? to write a LaTeX document and
 compile it?

 I suggest that you read each package's page before you jump to the
 conclusion that something is *required*.  Unless somebody has changed the
 ghostscript page since 12th November, X Window System is optional there
 (it allows the builder to get the tiger picture on the desktop, so proving
 that gs works).

 For the bigger question of this ticket, I don't have strong feelings -
 much of BLFS is not to my exact taste, so I usually go along with whatever
 is already there.

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/ticket/4421#comment:12>
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