where to make packaging suggestions? the monstrosity that is "xmlto"
On Wed, 12 May 2010, Florian Diesch wrote:
> "Robert P. J. Day" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > in the process of setting up my 10.04 box for
> > typesetting/publishing, and went to install the "xmlto" package --
> > sadly, it insists on dragging in dozens and dozens of "tex"-related
> > packages and requiring 757MB of extra disk space. so, a thought or
> > two.
> > 1) given that people might want to use "xmlto" for generating
> > simple HTML, it's not clear that every xmlto user needs all that
> > tex-related crap. can it be repackaged to make all of that only
> > *suggested*?
> > 2) given that FOP is now a viable (if still incomplete) XML to PDF
> > translator, that argues even more strongly for making tex stuff
> > optional, since FOP might -- for many people -- be perfectly adequate.
> > is this a reasonable suggestion to make to the appropriate parties?
> Looks like you already have the choice between TeX and FOP:
> $ apt-cache show xmlto|grep ^Recommends
> Recommends: libpaper-utils, dblatex | fop
> So if you have FOP installed the TeX stuff shouldn't get installed.
yup, someone else already suggested the "--no-install-recommends"
option for installation, which did the trick.
Robert P. J. Day Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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