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Re: python-minimal

On Sat, Apr 29, 2006 at 09:16:20PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> 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...

Seems to me that this should be at least a bug report on alsa-utils.  I'm
surprised that there would be a need for a lintian check for it, but I guess
it's better than letting such bugs go unnoticed.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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