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Re: Prompt to install missing software?

On Sun, May 27, 2007 at 02:17:15PM +1000, John Pye wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a PyGTK-based program that has an optional dependency on the
> package python-matplotlib.
> Is there any way under Debian (and hopefully also Ubuntu) that I can
> trigger gtk-debi or something like that when the user requests to use
> the part of my program that depends on stuff they haven't installed yet?
> What would be the best way of doing that from python, if such a thing
> exists?
That seems like too much work.  Why not just document the optional
dependencies.  Additionally, if the features are that nice to have why
not make the packages which provide the functionality Recommended?



Roberto C. Sánchez

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