[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Dependencies for mediawiki-extensions-math getting out of hand

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Wed Jun 5 12:28:37 UTC 2013

On Wed, 5 Jun 2013, Michael Gissing wrote:

> I wanted to just install mediawiki-extensions-confirmedit when the following
> happened:
> root at server:~# aptitude -s install mediawiki-extensions-confirmedit

This is wrong. Use this:

apt-get install --no-install-recommends mediawiki-extensions-confirmedit

> The majority of these packages is not needed IMHO. They are recommended by
> mediawiki-extensions-math or mediawiki-math-texvc respectively.

Actually, texlive-latex-extra is now a Depends of mediawiki-math-texvc
because it does not work without. But mediawiki-extensions-confirmedit
should not pull that in (given --no-install-recommends of course, I
recommend (pun intended) to not run any Debian system without it).

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