Re: when and why did python(-minimal) become essential?
On Fri, Jan 20, 2006 at 10:32:06AM +0100, Thomas Hood wrote:
> I'll assume that python2.4-minimal Recommending: python2.4 won't be
I'd imagine not.
> How about this? The current python2.4-minimal package contains
> /usr/bin/python2.4. We would move this to /usr/lib/python2.4/interpreter
> so that it is no longer present on the standard search path. The full
> python2.4 package would contain a symlink /usr/bin/python2.4 ->
> /usr/lib/python2.4/interpreter to make the interpreter available on the
> path. python-minimal Depends on python2.4-minimal and contains the
> symlink /usr/bin/python -> /usr/bin/python2.4. In addition it would
> contain the symlink /usr/lib/python/interpreter ->
> /usr/lib/python2.4/interpreter. Packages that currently Depend on
> python but use only minimal functionality could Depend on python-minimal
> but they would have to run python using /usr/lib/python/interpreter.
> The stripped down python interpreter would be "hidden" from command-line
> users but would still be available for use by packaged programs.
It seems a bit obscure to me, but honestly, I can't speak for upstream on
this point, only the ones that I specifically discussed with them.