python: Cannot install Python 2.3

Francis Irving francis at
Thu Dec 7 08:03:43 UTC 2006

Package: python
Version: 2.4.3-11ubuntu3
Severity: important

After upgrading to Edgy from Dapper, I can no longer install python2.3

# apt-get install python2.3
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package python2.3 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
E: Package python2.3 has no installation candidate


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers edgy-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'edgy-updates'), (500, 'edgy-security'), (500, 'edgy')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17-10-386
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages python depends on:
ii  python-minimal         2.4.3-11ubuntu3   A minimal subset of the Python lan
ii  python2.4              2.4.4~c1-0ubuntu1 An interactive high-level object-o

python recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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