Subject: Re: pkg/30337
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List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 05/27/2005 16:23:26
Synopsis: some gnome apps don't list help viewer as a dependency

State-Changed-From-To: open->analyzed
State-Changed-When: Fri, 27 May 2005 16:23:25 +0000
I don't think we should make these (and many other) packages depend on the
GNOME help viewer, AKA Yelp.  Its dependency tree is not small, and it will
get bigger if we want to make it work with Gecko instead of gtkhtml.

There are some other possible "solutions": create a GNOME FAQ and place it
on our site, mentioning this and other possible questions that users may have.
OK, this is just an ugly workaround.

Another solution could be to implement a way to let packages "suggest" other
ones that may be useful (as Debian does, for example).  A long while ago,
someone implemented this (jschauma@, IIRC), but it wasn't commited for some
reasons I don't remember...

Any preference?  Any other possible solution?