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Re: Move to python 2.4 / Changing the packaging style for python packages

On Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 08:17:17AM +0200, Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 01:49:26AM +0200, Matthias Klose <doko@cs.tu-berlin.de> wrote:
> >  - The current pythonX.Y-foo packages having modules in the python
> >    library path are collapsed into one package python-foo. Binary
> >    independent modules are made available for the python versions
> >    currently supported in the distribution.  Binary dependent
> >    extensions are put for all supported python versions into the
> >    same python-foo package.  The overhead for a maybe unused
> >    extension module was accepted in favour of a reduction of
> >    packages, the removed need to rebuild a package for a change
> >    of the default python version and less NEW processing when
> >    adding support for a new pythonX.Y version.
> Will /usr/lib/python2.x/site-packages be ignored by dh_shlibdeps as part
> of this master plan ?

Which would be stupid, Mike, thank you. Don't sent mail when you're
still not awake.

Anyways, there would be a problem with python native extensions linked
against libpython. They would get the shlib dependencies on python2.x


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