octave-forge dependency?

John W. Eaton jwe@bevo.che.wisc.edu
Tue Dec 6 14:01:00 GMT 2005

On  6-Dec-2005, Christopher Faylor wrote:

| On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 01:14:13AM -0500, John W. Eaton wrote:
| >On  6-Dec-2005, Charles Wilson wrote:
| >>Why does package octave-forge depend on tetex-bin?  As far as I can
| >>tell, octave-forge contains .oct and .m files, and few text and info
| >>files -- nothing there should need TeX.  I use MikTeX so I don't want
| >>to have cygwin-TeX installed, but this octave-forge dependency pulls in
| >>the whole mess for no good reason...
| >
| >Octave uses makeinfo to format docstrings.
| makeinfo is in the texinfo package not the TeX package.

Sorry, I answered a bit hastily.  I don't see a reason for the
octave-forge package to have a direct dependency on tetex-bin.  But
doesn't the texinfo package depend on tetex in some way?  I guess not:

@ texinfo
sdesc: "Documentation system for on-line information and printed output"
category: Text Doc
requires: cygwin libiconv2 libintl3 libncurses8 _update-info-dir
version: 4.8-1
install: release/texinfo/texinfo-4.8-1.tar.bz2 695242 41433bef576c2bccc7136ec6677f6457
source: release/texinfo/texinfo-4.8-1-src.tar.bz2 1474048 ae84f762aae32d3356cfd8639ff608f8
version: 4.7-2
install: release/texinfo/texinfo-4.7-2.tar.bz2 690192 b0b7a4d4fb51cfe3d1b8b7db85463d1f
source: release/texinfo/texinfo-4.7-2-src.tar.bz2 1356848 5529d19c02bd71abc13479e3ebaa8325

though I'm not sure why it doesn't.  Isn't TeX needed to make this
package fully functional?


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