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
> 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.