Subject: Re: pkg/4771: gv pkg doesn't depend on ghostscript, as it should.
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/04/1998 03:04:09
>>Confidential:   yes

Please make sure this is 'no' in your future NetBSD PRs.

>	The gv package will build without ghostscript being present;
>	while this will give a functioning executable, it won't give a
>	useful one, as gv needs ghostscript to function.

I don't think this is really necessary.  What if the user has already
built and installed ghostscript independently of the package system,
and merely wishes to upgrade to gv from ghostview?

Judgement of utility should be left to the end user, not built into
the package system.
Mike Long <>      
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands,
hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." -- H.L. Mencken