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From: drobbins@g.o
Subject: Re: Re: Python Probs
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 09:56:52 -0700
On Fri, Jan 12, 2001 at 11:07:39AM +0100, Achim Gottinger wrote:

> Hmm, I always thought sys should contain everything that's required for
> building itself and everything that's required for a minimum runtime system.
> dev-lang/python includes tcl-tk support, sys-devel/python not otherwise we
> must must xfree/tcl-tk to sys which is a bad idea.

Hrm, I forgot about this problem since I compiled sys-devel/python on a system
without tcl-tk or X.

> ldd /usr/bin/python   
        libreadline.so.4.1 => /usr/lib/libreadline.so.4.1 (0x4001b000)
		libcrypt.so.1 => /lib/libcrypt.so.1 (0x40041000)
		libncurses.so.5 => /lib/libncurses.so.5 (0x4006e000)
		libdb-3.1.so => /usr/lib/libdb-3.1.so (0x400b2000)
		libz.so.1 => /usr/lib/libz.so.1 (0x4012a000)
		libpthread.so.0 => /lib/libpthread.so.0 (0x40138000)
		libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0x4014d000)
		libutil.so.1 => /lib/libutil.so.1 (0x40150000)
		libm.so.6 => /lib/libm.so.6 (0x40153000)
		libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x40171000)
		/lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x40000000)
																						

I know this may sound weird at first, but I'd rather disable X11 and tcl/tk
support in sys-devel/python, and create a *third* python optional package --
python-x11.  I don't want to force people to install Xfree86 and tcl/tk just
so they can get a reasonably complete python implementation.  This kind of
thing would be a pain for people who are setting up a server without X at all,
but need a complete python to run their scripts.

Or, we can simply tell people that if you want X and tcl-tk support in your
python, just remerge sys-devel/python after you have X and tcl-tk installed.
the python configure program will detect that they're there, and link against
the new libraries.  Of course, then we need a transparent method for you so
that when you're building packages, your sys-devel/python isn't linked against
X and tcl-tk stuff and will work on a base system.

-- 
Daniel Robbins					<drobbins@g.o>
President/CEO					http://www.gentoo.org 
Gentoo Technologies, Inc.			

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