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From: (Achim Gottinger)
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Python Probs
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 10:02:31
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Python Probs by
drobbins@g.o wrote:

> 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. >
Do we get a problem if we change spython to resist in /usr and then merge over libs from dev-lang/python? If not we can drop sys-devel/python and if someone needs python he can use dev-lang/python with or without tcl-tk/X support (use tcl-tk).
> > -- > Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o> > President/CEO > Gentoo Technologies, Inc. > _______________________________________________ > gentoo-dev mailing list > gentoo-dev@g.o >


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