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Re: python-minimal

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> On Sat, Apr 29, 2006 at 09:00:53PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
>> The alsa-utils package depends on python-minimal.
>> As a result, I must now have two versions of python installed.  That's
>> a bug.
>> alsa-utils should depend on "python | python-minimal", or perhaps the
>> python packages should Provide python-minimal.
>> Does this seem right?
> Er... alsa-utils should be depending on python, *not* on python-minimal at
> all.  The previous discussion of this package was that python-minimal exists
> only for the possibility of use as an Essential: yes package, should never
> be installed without python, and should not be used as a dependency by other
> packages.

Ok, should I file a bug report against it, or is some other solution
better?  This sounds like a lintian situation...


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