Lilypond's debian control file out of date? was: Re: live cd-with lilypond
reinhold at kainhofer.com
Mon Aug 25 23:47:20 BST 2008
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Am Montag, 25. August 2008 schrieb Rob Canning:
> Reinhold Kainhofer wrote:
> > At least the Debian and Kubuntu packages of lilypond-data have the
> > following requirement:
> > Pre-Depends: tetex-bin | texlive-base
> > I suppose that this is not true any longer and was never removed when
> > lilypond switched away from using latex...
> > There is, however, a build-time dependency on metafont (mf-nowin is
> > called to create the feta font), which is in the texlive-base-bin
> > package.
> does this mean all this is needed is a modification to the debian
Hopefully, yes. Lilypond does not have a run-time dependency on any
LaTeX-distribution any more. I didn't see anything in the texlive-base
package, which would be required for LilyPond, and a lilypond run after
removing texlive also executed properly. Of course, that's not a guarantee
that I didn't miss anything.
As I said in my previous mail, compiling lilypond requires metafont, which is
packaged in texlive-base-bin, and compiling the documentation requires
texinfo, which uses pdfetex to create the PDF-version of the manuals.
PS: I'm also cc'ing the packagers of the ubuntu package for lilypond in
addition to the Debian packager. Please note the current run-time
dependencies of Lilypond:
We switched away from using latex to create the output file a long while ago,
so I suppose the pre-depends dependency on latex can be removed now.
I also wonder if Metafont could/should be packaged separately from texlive?
Reinhold Kainhofer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
email: reinhold at kainhofer.com, http://reinhold.kainhofer.com/
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