Python Click Package Naming

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Tue Dec 15 12:07:22 UTC 2015

On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 05:16:48PM -0500, Logan Rosen wrote:
> Bringing this back from the dead. Maintaining a delta for every
> package that {build-}depends on python{3}-click in Debian is very
> tedious, especially when you need to override dh_python2's dependency
> generation so that it picks the right name for the package.
> On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 9:08 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at> wrote:
> > I think it would make more sense to have the actual python-click that is used
> > by many packages to have the Python policy compliant names of python{3}-click
> > rather than an Ubuntu only package with no rdepends.
> This says it all, to be honest.
> Does anyone disagree with doing this during the current Xenial cycle?

I agree.  They'll still have to conflict, but not much to be done about
that until click is superseded by snappy or whatever's happening there.

I've started the ball rolling:

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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