build dependencies for jed

Rafael Laboissiere Rafael Laboissiere <>
Thu, 23 Jun 2005 09:24:07 +0200

* Jörg Sommer <> [2005-06-22 15:50]:

> Does someone know, why we need perl at build-time?

$ grep perl debian/rules
		perl -w -i -p \
		perl -w -i -p \
		perl -w -i -p \
	perl -w -i -p \

> And why libfreetype6-dev was there?

xjed is linked against libfreetype:

$ ldd `which xjed` | grep freetype => /usr/lib/ (0x401a9000)
However, I could not find any place in the upstream sources where the
header files in package libfreetype6-dev are included.  A possible way to
test whether is by dropping the build-dependency on libfreetype6-dev,
removing the package from the system, and trying to build the package
under this conditions.  If it builds correctly, then libfreetype6-dev is
not really needed.  Could you try it, please?