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Carl Karsten <carl@...3320...> writes:

"Need to get 535MB of archives."

The following NEW packages will be installed:

[...]

  texlive-doc-base texlive-extra-utils texlive-font-utils

It seems to be pulling in all of TeX Live, which is huge and by no means
necessary to run matplotlib. Matplotlib can pass strings through TeX for
formatting (the usetex option) but doesn't do that by default.

Oh, it's build-dep... I guess you need TeX to build the manual, but I
don't think it is needed to get the library itself working.

Is there a way to ask apt what the build dependencies for a package are,
and then install only a subset?

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Jouni K. Sepp�nen
http://www.iki.fi/jks

A crude but functional way is to just run apt-get build-dep, and then
cancel the actual download. That list is printed on screen, and one
can then manually apt-get install just a subset. I'm sure one of our
resident Debian experts can suggest a more elegant solution.

Cheers,

f

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On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 11:29 AM, Jouni K. Seppänen <jks@...397...> wrote:

Is there a way to ask apt what the build dependencies for a package are,
and then install only a subset?