[lfs-dev] Sed: Cracklib as optional dependency

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 19:53:18 PDT 2017

Alain Toussaint wrote:
> I've been doing work on my planned weekend server build of LFS + the
> bunch of server software needed for my linode and upon checking out
> the list of dependencies, I took note that sed had cracklib as
> optional dependency.
> I downloaded sed-4.4 source, checked out its configure
> --help=recursive flag. ran configure and checked out the config.h
> files for any indication why cracklib could be a dependency and did
> not find anything.
> Could that be a mistake? If so, as part of my build, I will check out
> each and every software going into my build (all of LFS systemd at
> least and several of BLFS packages are going in) and report back on
> monday, with fixes to LFS sources.
> Alain
> reference: http://linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/systemd/appendices/dependencies.html

I agree.  I think that is a typo.

Looking at svm It looks like I did it in November 2009.  Nobody has 
noticed until now.

I'll go ahead and remove it.

   -- Bruce

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