Amarok need Ruby??

Gary L. Greene, Jr. greeneg at
Wed Dec 20 17:04:27 GMT 2006

On Monday 18 December 2006 05:32, Boyan Tabakov wrote:
> Just made an experiment - used smart to generate the dependency failures
> when removing perl. The entire system would have got wiped out if I said
> 'yes'... more than 3GB:)

This is because perl is used by much of the underlying system to start up, 
etc. In the case of Mandriva based distributions, it is used by almost ALL of 
their tools as they are a heavily Perl oriented distribution. If you tried 
the same thing on PhoeNUX OS (the distro I work on), you'd end up with a 
similar case, as I used some Perl scripting in the initscripts....

On Monday 18 December 2006 06:36, Pavel Troller wrote:
> > No :-) It isn't my way :-) I know quite each installed package - why I
> > have installed it and who required it. I still remember, that I do not
> > need python, but should install it for KOffice. KOffice still not so
> > good, as OOo, but it have Kivio
> Hi!
>   You probably don't know that OOo brings its our internal python
> installation, probably to prevent complaints from users like you :-)).
>   For me, it's much better to explicitly declare a dependency on something
> than to deploy an internal, private distribution of the same, but without a
> possibility to use it by other apps/packages.
>            With regards, Pavel Troller
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I agree with Pavel here, since I've almost always patched out internal 
dependencies in packages that I ship, since it's less hassle in the long term 
for me as a package maintainer to tie my packages to the recent versions in 
my tree.

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