ubuntu-desktop: remove python-gdchart dep
robitaille at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 03:32:06 GMT 2006
> "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
> *DON'T* *CARE* *ABOUT*?
The identity of that frivilous developer will become clear if you read
the comment in this old bug report:
Bug #12395: "ubuntu-desktop depends on too much and useless packages
for a desktop"
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