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Re: Any advice for getting emacs working with lilypond on MacOsX?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Any advice for getting emacs working with lilypond on MacOsX?
Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 22:01:49 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

Tim McNamara <address@hidden> writes:

> On May 14, 2014, at 12:56 PM, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Tim McNamara <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> On May 13, 2014, at 12:55 PM, Marnen Laibow-Koser <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 1:25 PM, Davide Liessi <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> @Marnen: can you confirm that `brew install frescobaldi` asks the user
>>>> to manually install XQuartz and MacTeX? Maybe we should clarify this
>>>> in [2].
>>>> I don't think it asks for XQuartz.  Rather, installing Lilypond
>>>> displays the following message:
>>>> lilypond: A LaTeX distribution is required to install.
>>> Out of curiosity, why is a LaTeX distribution required?  Lilypond
>>> doesn’t use LaTeX.
>> lilypond-book can produce LaTeX input which is at least required for
>> compiling LilyPond's documentation.
> Ah.  Thanks.

It's a compile-time dependency, but my guess would be that making it
just a recommendation for the binary package would be sufficient.  If
one really wants to nitpick, one could make a separate binary package
for lilypond-book and let that package demand "at least one" of the
tools required for its various backends (HTML, Texinfo, LaTeX, probably
something else).

David Kastrup

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