[Python-apps-team] Question regarding dependencies to mercurial-common in jessie
vicho at debian.org
Wed Nov 16 13:17:03 UTC 2016
Sorry for the late reply, it was classified as spam :(
2016-11-04 9:52 GMT+00:00 Fredrik Sandebert <sandebert at gmail.com>:
> I'm about to install mercurial and mercurial-common on a Raspberry Pi
> running jessie. Two surprising dependencies (not even suggests) are showing
> I can't find any info on the net on why these are dependencies. Seems really
> strange to me. Are they actually required or can I safely ignore them?
mercurial bundles excanvas.js in its source. In Debian we remove it
and instead install the package and add a symlink to the library.
This library is needed for mercurial's http server, to allow clients
using Internet Explorer 8 to browse the repository. If you are not
going to use the server, or you will not have people using ancient
versions of Internet Explorer, you don't need them.
> One of the dependencies can be seen here:
> Thanks for your work, it's very appreciated!
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