Subject: pkg/26451: devel/ncurses dependencies ... are heavy
To: None <gnats-bugs@gnats.NetBSD.org>
From: Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/27/2004 23:04:23
>Synopsis: devel/ncurses dependencies ... are heavy
>Arrival-Date: Tue Jul 27 21:06:00 UTC 2004
>Originator: Martin Husemann
>Release: NetBSD 2.0G
System: NetBSD night-revel.duskware.de 2.0G NetBSD 2.0G (REVEL) #18: Mon Jul 26 21:04:12 CEST 2004 email@example.com:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/REVEL i386
On a fresh installed 2.0_BETA machine I needed ncurses. I knew it was
going to be tough, but after installing
libtool-base-1.5.6nb1 Generic shared library support script (the script itself)
gawk-3.1.3 GNU awk
perl-5.8.4nb1 Practical Extraction and Report Language
png-1.2.5nb6 Library for manipulating PNG images
jpeg-6bnb1 IJG's jpeg compression utilities
tiff-3.6.1nb2 Library and tools for reading and writing TIFF data files
gmake-3.80nb3 GNU version of 'make' utility
netpbm-10.18.13 Toolkit for conversion of images between different formats
papersize-1.0.8 Manipulate the default papersize in certain packages
psutils-1.17nb1 Utilities for manipulating PostScript documents
ghostscript-fonts-6.0 Postscript fonts for Aladdin Ghostscript
it died because I don't have X headers/libs installed (this machine is going
to be a router/firewall - so no X). Dependencies are:
print/ghostscript-gnu < textproc/groff < devel/ncurses.
This was too much for me and I canceled the idea.
I can not understand why *any* of the above, besides gmake and libtool,
would be realy needed; maybe I could understand gawk *or* perl. But
maybe I'm just dreamer.
Don't use ncurses (not kidding, I'm fixing the app I needed now to use
builtin curses, which is the right thing to do anyway).