Subject: Re: pkg/30337
To: None <,,>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 05/30/2005 21:36:02
The following reply was made to PR pkg/30337; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Perry E. Metzger" <>
Subject: Re: pkg/30337
Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 17:33:15 -0400 writes:
 > Synopsis: some gnome apps don't list help viewer as a dependency
 > State-Changed-From-To: open->analyzed
 > State-Changed-By:
 > State-Changed-When: Fri, 27 May 2005 16:23:25 +0000
 > State-Changed-Why:
 > 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.
 On the other hand, if you install a package, you generally have an
 expectation that it will work, and that includes the help funciton. I
 think it is necessary to add the viewer to the dependencies regardless
 of how large they are.