Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#2263 closed task (invalid)

Fcron 3.0.2.

Reported by: Ag. Hatzimanikas Owned by: blfs-book@…
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:
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Description

Version increment to 3.0.2.

I would like to bring up again the issue in #1472.

I don't think that is solved.

First we don't make it obvious that a text editor is absolutely required for fcron to be fully functional.

There isn't at least a note in the configuration section,like the which note in the docbook-utils instructions.

Although to be honest I don't fully understand this policy,that we have only list build time dependencies as required.

We could easily say in fcron page,like we do in docbook page for the optional runtime dependencies.

Required (Runtime dependency only)
Text editor (default is vi from the Vim-7.0 package)

If a new ticket is needed to document this new policy,just say so.

If a note is sufficient I believe what Richard says is his first comment in #1472 is sufficient.

Fcron needs a text editor to be functional.
It uses whatever editor is set in the editor variable in /etc/fcron.conf.
Default is /usr/bin/vi.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by Ag. Hatzimanikas, 15 years ago

I would like to add a small detail,just for the record.

A text editor is not only a runtime requirement but also a build time requirement.

Fcron checks to see first if vi is available and if it's not,the build will fail (will exit during configure), unless you specify an editor with the "--with-editor" switch.

See.

checking for vi... no
configure: error:
Cannot determine path to vi: try option --with-editor=PATH

comment:2 by bdubbs@…, 15 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

By policy, we never list LFS built programs as dependencies. All programs in LFS are assumed to be present when building a BLFS package. That was discussed in #1472 and is still valid.

The note in docbook-utils is about a BLFS package, not a LFS package.

in reply to:  2 comment:3 by Ag. Hatzimanikas, 15 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: closedreopened

Replying to bdubbs@linuxfromscratch.org:

By policy, we never list LFS built programs as dependencies. The note in docbook-utils is about a BLFS package, not a LFS package.

Actually it's not a specific LFS package that is a (build time and runtime) requirement but... a *text editor* -*any* text editor and not just vi - and that makes the tiny difference in our case.

Anyway,the ticket should be reopened again,just because it's also a version upgrade,which actually was my initial intention to create it,until I saw the #1472 and I thought that the issue hasn't been addressed. I regret that I didn't add my comments in there.

So I am reopening this ticket just for the upgrade,please. If anyones wants to add some comment about the issue,maybe is better to do it in the proper ticket which I foolishly didn't.

comment:4 by bdubbs@…, 15 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: reopenedclosed

Don't reopen for a version increment. I'll open a new ticket for fcron 3.0.2

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