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From: drobbins@g.o
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Python Probs
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 09:56:52
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Python Probs by (Achim Gottinger)
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 => /usr/lib/ (0x4001b000) => /lib/ (0x40041000) => /lib/ (0x4006e000) => /usr/lib/ (0x400b2000) => /usr/lib/ (0x4012a000) => /lib/ (0x40138000) => /lib/ (0x4014d000) => /lib/ (0x40150000) => /lib/ (0x40153000) => /lib/ (0x40171000) /lib/ => /lib/ (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 Gentoo Technologies, Inc.


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Python Probs (Achim Gottinger)
Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Python Probs Jerry A! <jerry@×××××××.org>