Base 64-bit Cygwin now requires Perl?

Corinna Vinschen
Sat Nov 1 19:16:00 GMT 2014

On Nov  1 14:12, Ken Brown wrote:
> 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

Changed on sourceware.

> >>>>>   autoconf  all of them
> >>>>
> >>>>Not sure this is needed.

I think this is about info.  I changed the dep to info on sware
for the time being.

> >>>>>   automake  all of them
> >>>>
> >>>>texinfo, although this is a soft dependency.

automake needs perl anywany, so the texinfo dep doesn't hurt.

> >>>>>   cygport
> >>>>
> >>>>info (minimal build environment)

Changed on sourceware.

> >>>>>   indent
> >>>>
> >>>>Not sure this is needed either.

Removed on sourceware.

Jari, can you please keep track of this change?

> >>>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.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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