Some packages I'd like to see added
randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Dec 30 11:45:29 PST 2004
David Jensen wrote:
> - Fortune -
> I found the 'fortune' hint and installed it that way. Then I see in the
> same directory;
> It seems a better version, not requiring the utils or the .dat files at
> all. However it has no fortunes included. I don't know what Jeremy
Jeremy makes a legitimate point about Fortune. If XScreenSaver
bitches at run-time if Fortune isn't installed, then the BLFS
instructions need to provide a mechanism to disable it from
XScreenSaver or make it a required depend.
Now, keep in mind that are are several *required* dependencies
of BLFS packages that are not included in the BLFS book. So being
a required dependency does not alone make a package automatically
included in the book.
I installed the Fortune program as it was a dependency of
XScreenSaver. The version pointed to in the BLFS XScreenSaver
instructions works okay. However, the default installation paths
are horrible. But, it *is* simply a make-make install package.
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