[EP-tech] Re: Ubuntu dependencies

David McElroy D.Mcelroy at uel.ac.uk
Tue Mar 11 16:04:26 GMT 2014


Given that its just a virtual test server, I think I'll just go ahead and install them all, easier..

Thanks guys

-----Original Message-----
From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Sebastien Francois
Sent: 11 March 2014 15:26
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: Ubuntu dependencies


Nice reply Gunnar (and long time no hear!)...

xpdf > I'd say something around the poppler-utils package and pdftotext which is used internally by EPrints.

btw no explicit dependencies were added in 3.3.12's debian package.

Seb.


On 11/03/14 14:56, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> David McElroy dijo [Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 10:16:52AM +0000]:
>> Hi All,
>>          Just doing an eprints install for an internal test server here and I've came up against a vast amount of unnecessary dependencies.
>>
>>        mcelroy at st-ep01:~$ sudo apt-get install eprints
>> 	(...)
>>        The following extra packages will be installed:
>>          antiword cups-bsd cups-client cups-common elinks elinks-data fontconfig fontconfig-config fonts-dejavu-core fonts-lmodern gcj-4.8-jre-lib ghostscript
>>          gsfonts gsfonts-x11 hicolor-icon-theme imagemagick imagemagick-common libapache2-mod-perl2 libapache2-reload-perl libarchive-any-perl
>> 	  (...)
>>          samba-common-bin shared-mime-info smbclient tcl8.6 tcl8.6-lib tex-common texlive-base texlive-binaries texlive-luatex tk8.6 tk8.6-lib ttf-dejavu-core
>>          unzip update-inetd x11-common x11-utils x11-xserver-utils 
>> xbitmaps xdg-utils xfonts-encodings xfonts-utils xpdf xterm
>>
>> I checked the dependencies to confirm you guys hadn't added x11(!) to the dependencies recently:
>> 	  (...)
>> Anyone every came across this before when installing on a fresh Ubuntu 13.10 Server?
> Hi,
>
> There are many transitive dependencies and recommendations coming into 
> play here. You do not need to have the xserver-xorg-* packages 
> installed (that is the X server), but you will have many X11 libraries 
> — In my case, gsfonts-x11, libx11-6, libx11-data, 
> libx11-protocol-perl, libx11-xcb1, x11-common, x11-utils and 
> x11-xserver-utils. Just as an example, you could try removing some of 
> them from aptitude (and _not_ committing the change). For example, 
> x11-common is installed because libice6, libxtst6, xfonts-encodings 
> and xfonts-utils all depend on it. xfonts-utils is installed because
> gsfonts-x11 and lmodern depend on it.
>
> xfonts-utils can be safely removed from the system: It was installed 
> just as a "recommended" package by xpdf. Finally, xpdf is directly 
> depended on by eprints.
>
> Now, why is xpdf listed as a dependency? I cannot give you an 
> answer... I found it only mentioned in 
> perl_lib/ParaTools/DocParser/Standard.pm, although didn't find it as 
> directly used. I doubt it is used for extracting information from PDFs 
> (as it is a viewer, not a general manipulator as ghostscript would 
> be).
>
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