Subject: Re: using nroff with pkgsrc?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jan Schaumann <email@example.com>
Date: 08/15/2004 18:21:04
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Georg Schwarz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Some packages (e.g. lang/f2c) assume that nroff is available on the
> system. On IRIX 5.3 there is no native nroff. Would it thus make sense
> to have a dependency on texproc/groff?
I don't think that this is desirable -- textproc/groff depends on:
graphics/netpbm print/psutils print/ghostscript-gnu lang/perl58
We wouldn't want to build all this gunk just to get nroff.
> Is there a variable for nroff, e.g. NROFF, to be used, i.e. to include
> the full path?
Currently, there isn't. I think we should create a nroff-only package,
if possible. Various packages use nroff. The last time this came up
was with security/audit-packages, IIRC, where he kludged our way around
the problem at hand by providing a pre-generated man-page so we wouldn't
need to invoke nroff.
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