[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#325876: alsa-utils requires python-minimal, undesirable

Joshua Rodman jrodman at ducker.org
Mon May 8 20:30:14 UTC 2006

This bug requested alsa-utils not to depend upon python, since it is of
large size.  The ability to install using python-minimal seems a useful

However, the trade to python-minimal means that alsa-utils pulls in the
undesired python-minimal on my system in addition to python, which I
already have installed.

There is the (small) cost of disk overhead for the useless
python-minimal, and more importantly the configuration overhead of
having multiple versions of python on my system which are not desired.

I believe the dependency for this package may better be expressed as
"python | python-minimal".

Thanks for your packaging efforts, and the ceaseless requests of us bug


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