Bug 9832 - expect should be split
expect should be split
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tcltk (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jens Petersen
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Reported: 2000-02-28 10:35 EST by Nils Philippsen
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-16 02:46:54 EST
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Description Nils Philippsen 2000-02-28 10:35:38 EST
expect should be split in a package which contains non-X/Tk stuff (e.g.
kibitz) and the rest which needs Tk/X (e.g. tkpasswd) so that non-X
stuff can be installed on e.g. servers without the need to --nodeps the
install or (ugh) to install X.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-06-03 10:05:39 EDT
You're correct that expect should be split. I'll revisit the issue if/when
expect-5.32 is released.
Comment 2 Nils Philippsen 2001-01-29 12:39:56 EST
expect is still just one package and requires X11 installed. I am aware that we
are in beta and don't want to mess around splitting packages, but could we at
least fix that in a future 7.x or 8 or whatever it is called then?
Comment 3 Eido Inoue 2001-02-13 14:09:11 EST
package count is locked for next release. it should be split though. deferring.
Comment 4 jpranevich 2001-06-22 13:17:53 EDT
Can this be reopened for 7.2? This problem, although minor, has bitten us 
before and it would be nice to have it clean in the next release. (Installing 
XF86-libs on a no-console system is somewhat humorous...)
Comment 5 Nils Philippsen 2001-07-02 01:29:47 EDT
Reopened for upcoming version. Adrian, do you need any assistance with this?
Comment 6 Eido Inoue 2001-08-23 14:36:57 EDT
Deferring until the next major release to lessen the upgrade difficulties
between dot releases.
Comment 7 Nils Philippsen 2002-09-30 11:32:44 EDT
Reopened for te next release. Please.
Comment 8 Jens Petersen 2002-11-11 20:39:49 EST
The next package release when it is ready should have expect split into
several pieces.
Comment 9 Jens Petersen 2002-12-10 01:05:28 EST
tcltk-8.3.5-76 and later has expect, expectk and expect-devel
subpackages for expect now.

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