[blfs-dev] libreoffice-4.0.1.2 withought cups

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Fri Mar 29 09:26:15 PDT 2013


On 03/29/2013 12:09 PM, Thanos Baloukas wrote:
> On 03/29/2013 12:21 PM, akhiezer wrote:
>>> Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 11:55:29 +0200
>>> From: Thanos Baloukas <baloukasthan at sch.gr>
>>> To: blfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org
>>> Subject: Re: [blfs-dev] libreoffice-4.0.1.2 withought cups
>>>
>>> On 03/29/2013 08:05 AM, Armin K. wrote:
>>>> On 03/29/2013 06:49 AM, Thanos Baloukas wrote:
>>>>> libreoffice-4.0.1.2 compiled here with no cups installed,
>>>>> with --disable-cups. Maybe cups could move in optional deps.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanos
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Well, it's Office suite and one of the office tasks is "Printing" ... We
>>>> have many apps recommended, but have explanations how to disable them if
>>>> desired. I can add --disable-cups to such explanations.
>>>>
>>>
>>> I understand that, but cups is in required dependencies.
>>>
>>> Thanos
>>>
>>
>>
>> Without wishing to 'hijack' a thread, or resume a possible controversy, could
>> the present policy on required/recommended/optional classification of
>> dependencies, be clarified, please, if possible? Thanks.
>>
>> I know there's been some contrary opinion in the past about what each category
>> should actually mean, and under what circumstances would a package be marked as
>> e.g. 'required' while some thought it should be just 'recommended strongly'; or
>> a package marked as required because, although not required technically, a view
>> in some quarters was taken that 'why would you _not_ want the package present';
>> and so on.
>>
>> Part of the reason for asking is for doing and maintaining some reliable
>> automated analyses of chains of deps in blfs: it would be good to know how much
>> one can rely on strict categorisation in the source xml.
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> akhiezer
>>
>
> A book's maintainer could answer that, I just want to say that
> I started the thread thinking that deps are classified as required
> if package can not built without them. Please excuse me if I'm wrong.
>
> Thanos
>

I didn't notice though it was "required" ... I didn't write the original 
instructions for it. I'll change it to recommended when I get some time.



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