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Re: python3-xlib lost in Debian

On Mon, 27 Apr 2015 at 12:26 mudongliang <mudongliangabcd@hotmail.com> wrote:
Today I try to install a software - youdao dict.
First I try it in vmware machine: Linuxmint and Ubuntu. It can succeed!
But when I do it in Debian , it fails ; And the reason is the lost of
So I search in the web page of Debian: this package is not contained by
Debian Jessie or Squeeze!They only have a package named python-xlib. The
same to Ubuntu , it has.
What happens about this package?


I see you have already solved this. However, I have some comments to add.

python-xlib's upstream is  http://python-xlib.sourceforge.net/, and the last official release was made 2007-10-02, as such it is highly unlikely that upstream supports Python 3.

However Ubuntu has a python3-xlib package; it would appear that Ubuntu have made changes (whether good or bad I don't know) to support Python 3, and these have not made there way back to the Debian version.

As far as I can tell, there never has been a python3-xlib package in Debian.


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