Patch 1626 make show dependencies easier to maintain for packagers

Title make show dependencies easier to maintain for packagers
Superseder Nosy List gh
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Created on 2017-11-08.20:21:56 by gh, last changed 2017-11-09.14:13:22 by gh.

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msg19801 (view) Author: gh Date: 2017-11-08.20:21:55
I'm not sure if we should do something about it but today the
maintainers of darcs for openbsd disabled "darcs show dependencies"
because of its depending on graphviz:


See http://cvsweb.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/ports/devel/darcs/ 

Maybe we should add a compile time flag to disable this command? Or try
to make it not depend on graphviz?
msg19803 (view) Author: bf Date: 2017-11-08.22:57:06
I think that a compile time flag would perhaps be a good idea. I am
personally not using this command since it rarely gives me any useful
msg19804 (view) Author: gh Date: 2017-11-09.14:13:21
There is also a purely Haskell implementation of graphviz which we can
switch to: https://hackage.haskell.org/package/haphviz
Date User Action Args
2017-11-08 20:21:56ghcreate
2017-11-08 22:57:06bfsetmessages: + msg19803
2017-11-09 14:13:22ghsetmessages: + msg19804