Robert Huff wrote:
> Tim Judd writes:
> > Reference - dependency list for OOo 3.0.1 package, 7.1-R i386:
> > I'm not sure why there's so much depenencies, but if anyone wants
> > me to post it, I want to know.
> Because OOo declines to re-invent the wheel? Some of these are
> easy to understand if you know almost nothing about programming -
> the fonts for example. Others, like cairo, pango, expat, and CUPS,
> are established libraries for dealing with things like text
> input/rendering, graphics, and printing. "gtk" is the GUI tookkit.
> What I don't understand is things like pciids-20090224.
It's required by hal. About half of the dependencies seem
to be Xorg-related things (fonts, libraries, protocols).
There are also dependencies for supporting various graphics
formats (png, jpeg, tiff) and scripting languages (python,
perl). Well, it all adds up.
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