[GRASS-dev] winGRASS compilation: perl not found (needed for MAN)
neteler at osgeo.org
Tue Jan 19 19:11:14 EST 2010
On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 8:51 PM, Hamish <hamish_b at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>> Glynn wrote:
>>>>> Maybe we should use the Python version from 7.0? Many users
>>>>> will want Python anyhow, whereas Perl is only used for
>>> OK, anyway I would vote to replace Perl script in 6.5.
> actually now that I think about it, this is much more of a
> shift in policy and I'm not sure if we should think about it
> for 6.5 either.
> Remember that currently python is not a mandatory build dep for
> GRASS 6.x.
> Also AFAIK python does not come preinstalled on e.g. debian as
> a base package, but perl does.
Well, but Debian is not the gold standard (sorry). On other systems
> So we are making python a mandatory build dep for ... getting
> man(1) pages working on MS Windows ?? seems very dis-
> proportionate to me.
I darkly remember a new GUI :)
But I agree that Python is not a mandatory build dep for GRASS 6.x.
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