Problem with setup.hint of singular-helper

Christopher Faylor
Sat Nov 5 22:05:00 GMT 2005

On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 12:46:08PM -0800, Brian Dessent wrote:
>If you look at the generated setup.ini, you see the following two
>@ singular-help
>sdesc: "A computer algebra system for [...]"
>ldesc: "SINGULAR is a Computer Algebra [...]"
>category: Math
>requires: _update-info-dir
>version: 3.0.0-2
>install: release/singular/singular-help/singular-help-3.0.0-2.tar.bz2
>1957814 68a8d89040b0c624fe02fe0ef409c05d
>version: 3.0.0-1
>install: release/singular/singular-help/singular-help-3.0.0-1.tar.bz2
>2000905 f81cdfd19614cb9ef6fe9f0d05c278bf
>@ singular-helper
>sdesc: "A computer algebra system for [...]"
>ldesc: "SINGULAR is a Computer Algebra [...]"
>category: Base
>requires: singular-base singular-share singular-help singular-icons
>singular-surf rxvt emacs emacs-X11
>There are two packages here where there should be one.  This is also
>very bad because it erroneously causes "singular-helper" to be in
>category "base", which then pulls in all of singular, all of emacs (!!),
>all of X11 (!!), and a bunch of other extraneous crap into the base
>install where it should not be.

I've removed the singular-helper entry.


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