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

On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 12:12:07PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
>   * allowing us to easily use python (as well as C, C++ and perl) for programs
>     in the base system
>   * allowing us to provide python early on installs to make users happier

Please note that it is against upstream's explicit wishes for -minimal to be
installed for users as part of a package selection which does not also
include the full python package.  In Ubuntu, we've split the package in
order to make -minimal essential, but never install it alone (both are part
of base).

> I don't know what's actually in (or more importantly not in)
> python2.4-minimal though.

We basically reviewed the available modules and picked out the ones that
we thought would be useful in an Essential context, with a goal of having no
external non-Essential dependencies.

 - mdz

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