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Re: setup.hints which mention Base in their category
On Wed, Jun 06, 2007 at 04:38:09PM -0700, Brian Dessent wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> alternatives/setup.hint gzip/setup.hint
>> ash/setup.hint login/setup.hint
>> base-files/setup.hint man/setup.hint
>> base-passwd/setup.hint ncurses/libncurses5/setup.hint
>> bash/setup.hint ncurses/libncurses6/setup.hint
>> brltty/setup.hint ncurses/libncurses7/setup.hint
>> coreutils/setup.hint ncurses/libncurses8/setup.hint
>> cygwin-doc/setup.hint ncurses/setup.hint
>> cygwin/setup.hint readline/libreadline4/setup.hint
>> diffutils/setup.hint readline/libreadline5/setup.hint
>> editrights/setup.hint readline/libreadline6/setup.hint
>> findutils/setup.hint rebase/setup.hint
>> gawk/setup.hint run/setup.hint
>> gdbm/libgdbm-devel/setup.hint sed/setup.hint
>> gdbm/libgdbm/setup.hint tar/setup.hint
>> gdbm/libgdbm3/setup.hint termcap/setup.hint
>> gdbm/libgdbm4/setup.hint terminfo/setup.hint
>> gdbm/setup.hint which/setup.hint
>> grep/setup.hint zlib/setup.hint
>> (I obviously could have gotten this from setup.ini, too)
>> So the question is: Does this list look right. I'm not sure about
>> brltty and gdbm. And I also wonder about ncurses, readline, and zlib.
>> While they probably do get used by default anyway, I wonder why they
>> have to be in Base. Is there a broken dependency somewhere? If not, it
>> seems like they would be loaded automatically by anything in Base which
>> needed them.
>I agree that there should be no lib packages in Base but that they
>should rather pulled in by dependencies of whatever needs them in Base.
>This saves us from having to garbage-collect the list of Base packages.
>For example, it looks like the only package that still uses the ancient
>libncurses5 is the ancient libreadline4, and there is nothing that still
>requires libreadline4. Thus both of these seem to be now obsolete and
>have no business in Base.
>And libgdbm-devel?!? Why would a -devel package be in Base?
>I'm a little skeptical that diffutils needs to be in Base too. Is there
>some use of diff by core packages?
>FWIW, I use the attached perl script to output a wget-able list of all
>Base packages including dependencies, given a setup.ini as input. It
>also shows the total size, which as of removing brltty is
># total size: 14397244 (13.7M)
Ok, I cleaned up all of the above. Let the Cygwin ML whines begin.