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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
Subject: Re: Packages pulling in python-3*, also they dont require it
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 09:30:33 +0000
On Fri, 19 Mar 2010 04:23:31 -0500
Dale <rdalek1967@...> wrote:
> > It's being installed because it's a dependency of something you use.
> >
> > Replace Python with any other library and we wouldn't be having this
> > discussion.
> 
> OK.  Right now, as you type this, what package depends on python-3
> and won't work with python-2?  Anything at all?  If it is nothing,
> then why install it?

And that's where you're making the mistake: you're treating Python as
being different from every other package.

In every other case, you want things to be using the newest version of a
slotted package where possible. Why aren't you complaining that you were
forced to install gcc 4.3 and 4.1 when 3.4 worked just fine?

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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Packages pulling in python-3*, also they dont require it
-- Thomas Sachau
Re: Packages pulling in python-3*, also they dont require it
-- Fabian Groffen
Re: Packages pulling in python-3*, also they dont require it
-- Ben de Groot
Re: Packages pulling in python-3*, also they dont require it
-- Doktor Notor
Re: Packages pulling in python-3*, also they dont require it
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: Packages pulling in python-3*, also they dont require it
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