Robert Huff wrote:
> Oliver Fromme writes:
> > > > 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.
> So it's not just things that OO depends on directly, but things
> those programs depend on, /ad incipio/. That's ... confusing.
Well, package dependency is a transitive relation (in fact,
it's even a transitive closure). So if you ask for the list
of dependencies for a package, you'll get a list of _all_
packages required to run it, which also includes indirect
dependencies, because these are required, too, of course.
I don't think it's confusing. It would be confusig if it
worked in a different way.
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