Inconvenient ghostscript and transfig dependences

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Wed Dec 21 00:25:00 GMT 2005

Rodrigo Medina wrote:
> Hi,
> There are two different gs programs distributed, one linked to the X11
> library
> which is put in /usr/X11R6/bin/gs.exe and another no-X11 that goes into
> /bin/gs.exe. Here starts the problem: two different programs with the same
> name. Actually if you have X11 there is no reason of installing the
> gs-no-X11.
> Depending on your PATH you get one or the other. In relation to this there
> is the inconvenient dependence of transfig on gs-no-X11, which is
> automatically
> installed even if you have gs-X11. SETUP keeps trying to install gs-no-X11.
> A pain on the neck.

Sorry but there is currently no way to represent "either/or" dependencies
via "setup.exe" (PTC).  That said, there's no reason that you can't override
"setup.exe" and not install gs-no-X11.  If you know that's what you want,
then you should feel free to do so.  If your gripe is that "setup.exe" will
try to install gs-no-X11 each time you run it, you should feel free to
manually edit /etc/setup/install.db to include the package name and an
impossibly high version number to fool "setup.exe" into thinking you
already have a version installed that is more current than what it has
available to it.

Larry Hall                    
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