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Re: #560778 apt-listchanges: depends on things in optional, which depend on things in extra

On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 13:33:32 +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> All in all (and unless I've missed something), the choice seems to be
> relatively self contained. We would "just" need to promote to standard
> python-support and python-apt. For reference, on amd64 the total
> installed-size of the 2 is about 4 MB (not considering the *.pyc which
> will be compiled on the fly by python-support, which I don't know how to
> evaluate).

you can use "sys.dont_write_bytecode = True" in python >= 2.6 to
disable writing of pyc files to conserve disk space.  however, startup
will always be slower due to the missing precompiled bytecode.


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