ubuntu-desktop: remove python-gdchart dep

John Richard Moser nigelenki at comcast.net
Wed Jan 25 20:00:23 GMT 2006

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Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 24, 2006 at 01:53:40PM -0500, John Richard Moser wrote:
>>And python-gdchart is all important because it's used by. . umm. .
>>.gimp, wait no. . .umm.  Rhythmbox-- no, wait.  Firefox!  . . .oh, that
>>doesn't depend on gdchart either.
>>Whoa, holy shitty design batman, a meta-package depends on a package
>>that none of the installed applications actually depend on!  Instead of
>>just conflicting the two against eachother, they mandated that the
>>desktop will have this useless developer's package!
> You're unlikely to gain support for your position with this sort of tone.

You're unlikely to gain my respect as long as you continue to offer
seemingly random nonsense in response to things you don't seem to

Perhaps I wasn't clear.  Let's review.

"Apparently ubuntu-desktop 0.91 depends on an arbitrary library and/or
python extension; removing these only removes ubuntu-desktop.  Is there
any particular reason for this dependency, or is it legacy and removable?"

Let's try this again:  *NO* *APPLICATIONS* *APPEAR* *TO* *DEPEND* *ON*
*python-gdchart* *ACCORDING* *TO* *APT*.  Is there something I'm missing
here, or does your response:

"python-gdchart needs to be updated for libgd2.  Unfortunately, this
will require some code changes and is not simply a matter of rebuilding,
so it make take some time before it catches up."

indicate that some frivilous developer also happens to be a python fan
and is installing arbitrary packages he likes to use that the rest of us

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