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Re: lintian -- detecting hundrets of bugs within seconds...

On Fri, Feb 06, 1998 at 10:56:40PM +0100, Juergen Menden wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Feb 1998, Christian Hudon wrote:
> >
> > Please drop perl and use C. C programs don't even *need* an interpreter
> > taking up space on the hard drive... and even perl is written in C! :-)
> why so polemic?
> 3 simple facts:
>  - i already have to install perl.
>  - i have no single reason to install python.
>  - 97% of all the other developers are the same.

IIRC lintian will be run automatically on packages being added to the
archive. Installing lintian yourself just means you can fix the bugs a
little sooner. In that respect it is the same as everything else - I have to
install the qt-dev packages just to compile kppload - I don't use it

FWIW, Python doesn't look that large:

 234846 Feb  2 10:15 python-base_1.4.0-4.deb
   9326 Feb  2 10:13 python-curses_1.4.0-4.deb
 412880 Feb  2 10:21 python-dev_1.4.0-4.deb
4410408 Feb  2 11:18 python-doc_1.4.0-4.deb

Presumably you won't need python-doc, which leaves less than 700K of deb.

Adrian (looking forward to the new Python packages!)

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