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

Michael Gissing mgissing at htu.tugraz.at
Wed Jun 5 15:02:45 UTC 2013

On 06/05/2013 02:28 PM, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Jun 2013, Michael Gissing wrote:
>> root at server:~# aptitude -s install mediawiki-extensions-confirmedit
> This is wrong.

How is this wrong?

mediawiki-extensions-math is the first package in a long, long time that 
I had to install with --without-recommends - there is a reason why 
recommends are installed by default.

>> 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).

I didn't install texlive-latex-extra so far, because it was just a 
recommendation. (wheezy)

When was this dependency introduced, and on which component does it 
actually depend?


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