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

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Wed Jun 5 15:07:09 UTC 2013

On Wed, 5 Jun 2013, Michael Gissing wrote:

> > This is wrong.
> How is this wrong?

aptitude, and not using --no-install-recommends.

> 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.

Yes, but I don’t care. If you care about dependencies, use
--no-install-recommends; if you don’t use it, you get the
“everything works” defaults.

I defer the actual Recommends stanza in mediawiki-extensions-confirmedit
to the person who added it in the first place (IIRC not me, probably
Romain) and default to keeping it.

> > Actually, texlive-latex-extra is now a Depends of mediawiki-math-texvc

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

It depends on the file cancel.sty which is part of that package
and was introduced only very recently. See the commit messages.

tarent solutions GmbH
Rochusstraße 2-4, D-53123 Bonn • http://www.tarent.de/
Tel: +49 228 54881-393 • Fax: +49 228 54881-314
HRB 5168 (AG Bonn) • USt-ID (VAT): DE122264941
Geschäftsführer: Boris Esser, Sebastian Mancke

More information about the Pkg-mediawiki-devel mailing list