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Re: when and why did python(-minimal) become essential?

On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 08:16:32PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 12:12:07PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > Some reasons:
> >   * compatability with Ubuntu -- so that packages can be easily ported back
> >     and forth between us and them; I expect most of the work ubuntu might do
> >     on improving boot up will require python-minimal
> But it really doesn't provide compatibility with Ubuntu unless it's
> Essential, given that no packages from Ubuntu are going to be depending on
> it (being Essential)?

Correct.  Its only purpose is to allow things which can rely only on
Essential packages to be written in Python.

 - mdz

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