expect package dependencies

Auke Kok sofar at lunar-linux.org
Thu Oct 9 18:23:38 GMT 2003


either we split tcl and tk into their respective packages, or we can make
a standalone tcl module that can't be combined with the tcl-tk module.
Since tk pretty much depends on tcl, we can chain the dependencies easily
for tcl-tk apps, and avoid optional_depends at all. Should be relatively


On Thu, 9 Oct 2003, Knott, Andrew wrote:

> Hello there -
> I currently have one Lunar-Linux based server running DNS and I was looking
> into building up a new server to replace an old RedHat 7.0 machine. This one
> requires expect since there are some scripts on the old machine that are
> based on it. I installed expect on Lunar-Linux but I felt that the
> dependencies could be tweaked a little bit.
> expect depends on tcl but not tk. Lunar-Linux does not seem to give you the
> option to split those two apart. Tk will not install without X libraries
> which are, quite frankly, a waste of space on a server. To make the long
> story short, to make tk an option on the tcl-tk package may be a good idea.
> Although I am not really familiar with the Lunar-Linux package system (from
> a coder's standpoint) as I am a NetBSD guy, I could probably work out a hack
> to this if necessary. Just thought I would try to bring it to someone's
> attention.
> Regards,
> Andrew
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