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Bug 1695946 - html2ps wants to install texlive packages that are NOT generally needed
Summary: html2ps wants to install texlive packages that are NOT generally needed
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora Modules
Classification: Fedora
Component: texlive
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-04-03 23:22 UTC by antofthy
Modified: 2019-04-03 23:23 UTC (History)
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Red Hat Bugzilla 1577008 None NEW a2ps wants to install 191 texlive packages that are NOT generally needed 2019-04-03 23:23:50 UTC

Description antofthy 2019-04-03 23:22:26 UTC
Description of problem:

The html2ps package only requires dvi2ps and TeX for very special cases.
The code for "html2ps" does not require these packages, though will make use of them in a very rare special case is available, but will still work without it.

This causes a very large number of unneeded packages to be installed, wasting a lot of disk space for something the would never be used.

This is also the cause of the simpular problem with a2ps
Bug number 1577008  which is meant to be a small utility program.
but which does make use of html2ps when user wants to print html.

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1.install a2ps or html2ps

Actual results:
200+ texlive unneeded packages are also installed

Expected results:
a small minimal install for a small utility.

Additional info:

Comment 1 antofthy 2019-04-03 23:23:51 UTC
Unable to specify html2ps as the component!   Specified texlive as closest match, though it shouldn't be.

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