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FS#58409 - [groff] please add perl-file-homedir to optional dependencies

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Doron Behar (doronbehar) - Monday, 30 April 2018, 20:21 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Monday, 23 December 2019, 12:26 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Florian Pritz (bluewind)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The script `/usr/bin/glilypond` which comes with `groff` requires the AUR package `perl-file-homedir` to be installed in order to run properly. In addition I'm pretty sure the package `lilypond` it self which is needed as well for it to be useful.

I think some packages files order and optional dependencies is needed for these packages.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Monday, 23 December 2019, 12:26 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  1.22.4-3
Comment by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Tuesday, 01 May 2018, 14:45 GMT
Maybe someone cares to add this AUR package, we could optdepend on a community package. We definitely cannot depend on an AUR package, and it makes no sense to optdepend on lilypond alone if the script aborts anyway over perl-file-homedir.
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Friday, 12 April 2019, 09:53 GMT
Fedora seems to make perl depend on the homedir module. Technically it's not an essential dependency to core groff pkg.
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 12:46 GMT
@Florian - any comment on adding perl-file-homedir?
Comment by Florian Pritz (bluewind) - Friday, 20 December 2019, 14:21 GMT
I don't see why the perl package should depend on perl-file-homedir. Since the creation of this bug, Felix has moved perl-file-homedir into the repos so I'd suggest adding an optdep to groff since that reflects the reality most closely.