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> 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.
Do we get a problem if we change spython to resist in /usr and then merge over
If not we can drop sys-devel/python and if someone needs python he can use
with or without tcl-tk/X support (use tcl-tk).
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