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bug#18247: Cyclic dependencies in (gnu package *) modules

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: bug#18247: Cyclic dependencies in (gnu package *) modules
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:55:21 -0400
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Eric Bavier <address@hidden> writes:

> Ludovic Courtès writes:
>> As a stop-gap measure, I’ve worked around the problem in commit d759cf6,
>> which removes the dependency from texinfo to gettext.
>> (Éric: I see one test failure in texi2html, which is a priori unrelated
>> to the change.  Could you check what’s going on?)
> The problem is that texi2html does actually require gettext.  Its
> makefile wants to install mo files that are not present in the
> distribution (so msgfmt is required).  Configuring with --disable-nls
> causes the resulting script to fail at runtime.
> Perhaps moving texi2html into its own module would solve the circular
> dependency?

That would be one way to avoid the circular dependency, yes.


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