Re: when and why did python(-minimal) become essential?
Thomas Hood <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> /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.
That sounds good, but wouldn't it be even better to have a symlink
/usr/bin/debpython-minimal or so, pointing to the interpreter? Then one
could still replace the interpreter by something else (by putting it
into /usr/local/bin), for example in order to debug a particularly weird
problem in a config script?
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