ubuntu-desktop: remove python-gdchart dep

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Thu Jan 26 10:32:33 GMT 2006

On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 03:00:23PM -0500, John Richard Moser wrote:
> 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
> understand.

I won't discuss this with you until you have calmed down.

> "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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 - mdz

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