libmetakit-python broken in ubuntu hoary

Thomas Mills Hinkle tmhinkle at
Tue Mar 15 11:07:42 UTC 2005

Apologies if this e-mail is misdirected -- the ubuntu bugreport page
directed me to send bug reports about hoary "universe" packages to this list.

libmetakit-python in hoary installs the python libraries into
/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/ rather than

The real issue is that this should use the "virtual package" system
used by other python packages. libmetakit-python should be renamed to
python-libmetakit which should be provided by python2.3-libmetakit and
python2.4-libmetakit. This has already happened "upstream" in debian
(though they haven't upgraded to 2.4 yet).

So, the solution would be to switch to a python-metakit package which
is provided by a
python2.3-metakit (already exists in debian)
python2.4-metakit (needs to be created for hoary)
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Tom Hinkle

whose GNOME recipe manager breaks on debian thanks to this bug :)

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