#63406 closed enhancement (fixed)

gtk-doc @1.32: Request to remove Perl dependency

Reported by: evanmiller (Evan Miller) Owned by: dbevans (David B. Evans)
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version: 2.7.1
Keywords: perl Cc:
Port: gtk-doc


Perl is no longer listed as a requirement in the GTK-Doc documentation. That's because gtk-doc now contains exactly 1 Perl script, docpercentages.pl. This script has not been modified since 2003, and is not referenced anywhere in the gtk-doc code base, except in the Makefile to install it. It is 155 lines long.

Can we make Perl 5.28 an optional variant, or just remove the dependency altogether? I'd very much like to nuke P5.28 from my system. This port is the last holdout. Arigato.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 22 months ago by reneeotten (Renee Otten)

Cc: dbevans removed
Owner: set to dbevans
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by evanmiller (Evan Miller)

Actually, I mis-spoke; docpercentages.pl is *not* installed, nor referenced during compilation, so there will be no side-effects in removing the Perl5 dep.

Pull request incoming...

comment:3 Changed 21 months ago by evanmiller (Evan Miller)

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

In b02f02314263228bc5a494d16b90ee78e6689de8/macports-ports (master):

gtk-doc: Remove Perl dependency

Closes: #63406

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