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

Thomas Hood <jdthood@yahoo.co.uk> 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?

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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