Subject: Re: texinfo files
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/25/1998 10:40:33
On Thu, 24 Sep 1998, Greg A. Woods wrote:
: this is better, but doesn't solve the problem for people who get TeX
: some other way. I don't think the pkg_* stuff should be the only
: sanctioned way to install things. NetBSD supports emulation of other OS
: environments for the purpose of allowing people to use packages that are
: intended for other platforms, and there are indeed
Then you would install gtexinfo in /usr/local, as if info weren't part of
the main distribution. It's still not difficult, and zero more difficult
that it already would have been without any parts of texinfo in the base
: > The alternatives aren't all that complex -- and we can't add software that
: > is this nonfunctional in the base system.
: ???? I'm not so sure that's a problem in this case -- they'd be
: immediately operational as soon as somone installed Tex.
It doesn't matter: it's (unwritten) policy not to ship nonfunctional
software with the base; if there are dependencies, either the dependencies
must be in the base, or the given programs are not shipped.
-- Todd Vierling (Personal email@example.com; Bus. firstname.lastname@example.org)