[MacPorts] #46105: texinfo @5.2_2 has unlisted dependency on TeX

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Sat Feb 28 06:38:28 PST 2015

#46105: texinfo @5.2_2 has unlisted dependency on TeX
  Reporter:  karsten@…  |      Owner:  larryv@…
      Type:  defect     |     Status:  assigned
  Priority:  Normal     |  Milestone:
 Component:  ports      |    Version:  2.3.3
Resolution:             |   Keywords:
      Port:  texinfo    |

Comment (by urilabob@…):

 In the short term, this is breaking at least octave, and probably other
 ports. The optimal solution is probably complex, and probably involves
 adding a specific minimal collection to support texinfo (it seems cygwin
 is facing similar issues, and at least temporarily did that). It's also
 probably going to take substantial time to figure out an optimal fix.

 In the short term, pending such a rearrangement, the solution is clear: if
 one package depends on another, it needs to be listed as a dependency.
 Anything else just leaves users with broken systems, and leaves every user
 with the complex job of tracking down exactly what the dependencies are.
 With the current macports package structure, texinfo requires two
 packages: texlive-baxic and texlive-latex. Please add them as
 dependencies, to stop breaking everything. Worry about what the best
 solution is later, but please don't leave things broken for months of
 thinking time.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/46105#comment:5>
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