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Bug 457970

Summary: dev-libs/glib-2.34.3 now depends on docbook
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Cedric Sodhi <manday>
Component: [OLD] GNOMEAssignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team <gnome>
Severity: enhancement CC: manday
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Cedric Sodhi 2013-02-17 14:38:20 UTC
glib-2.34.3, opposed to 2.32.4, starts to depend on docbook. Hopefully, this dependency can be removed and docbook does not have to be installed.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Alexandre Rostovtsev (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-03-04 03:03:58 UTC
This is only a build-time dependency. So don't worry, if you are e.g. building gentoo packages for an embedded device, docbook-xml-dtd-4.1.2-r6 will be pulled in only on your build machine (which certainly has more than enough disk space), and not on the target device where you are installing packages (where flash space might be limited).
Comment 2 Cedric Sodhi 2013-03-04 09:26:05 UTC
It's still annoying. More dependencies are always worse - I actually don't care for building for a device with minimal disk-space, I don't want to pollute a system with sufficient disk space with undesired packages, either.

If we were to argue by the old, pretty worn-out, "disk space is cheap" argument, why would anyone give a damn if glib pulled in KDE and Haskell? Disk space is cheap, after all, isn't it...