Base 64-bit Cygwin now requires Perl?

Ken Brown
Sat Nov 1 18:12:00 GMT 2014

On 11/1/2014 1:34 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Nov  1 12:07, Ken Brown wrote:
>> On 11/1/2014 11:51 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> On Oct 31 16:24, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
>>>> On 2014-10-31 16:04, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>>>> On Oct 31 16:47, Ken Brown wrote:
>>>>>> Sounds good to me.  I'll repackage within a few days.  Thanks.
>>>>> We need to make sure that the existing dependencies to texinfo
>>>>> are still correct afterwards.  22 packages are affected:
>>>>>    _update-info-dir
>>>> info
>>>>>    a2ps
>>>> texinfo-tex
>>>>>    autoconf  all of them
>>>> Not sure this is needed.
>>>>>    automake  all of them
>>>> texinfo, although this is a soft dependency.
>>>>>    cygport
>>>> info (minimal build environment)
>>>>>    docbook2X
>>>> texinfo
>>>>>    indent
>>>> Not sure this is needed either.
>>> The only reason I can think of  is that indent comes with an info file
>>> /usr/share/info/  But that would mean we'd have to add
>>> dependencies to the info package for all packages coming with an info
>>> page.  Analog for packages containing man pages a depedeny to man-db.
>>> This might go a bit far, I guess...
>> Packages with an info file don't automatically get a dependency on texinfo
>> (in the current setup).  So this must have been done manually by Jari for
>> some reason.  But I think packages with an info file do get an automatic
>> dependency on _update-info-dir, so that will bring in the new info package.
>> In any case, I was thinking the new info package ought to be in the Base
>> category anyway, for the same reason that man-db is in Base.  But I don't
>> have strong feelings about this.
> Sure, info in Base makes sense.

OK, I've just uploaded the new packages.  I guess you or Yaakov will have to 
adjust the existing dependencies on texinfo when you get a chance.


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