[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#368462: alsa-utils depends on dummy package python-minimal

Adam Rice adamrice at ntlworld.com
Mon May 22 13:04:23 UTC 2006

Package: alsa-utils
Version: 1.0.11-2
Severity: minor

python-minimal is a dummy package which appears to exist only in a misguided
attempt to be compatible with Ubuntu. Since it pulls in the whole of Python
anyway (python upstream strongly disproves of incomplete installations),
there's no benefit in depending on it. In fact, to avoid perpetuating this
error it is better to ignore it completely.

Please go back to depending on python so I can uninstall python-minimal and
have my 24 kilobytes back.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.12-1-k7
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages alsa-utils depends on:
ii  dialog                    1.0-20060221-1 Displays user-friendly dialog boxe
ii  libasound2                1.0.11-3       ALSA library
ii  libc6                     2.3.6-7        GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libncurses5               5.5-1.1        Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  linux-sound-base          1.0.11-1       base package for ALSA and OSS soun
ii  lsb-base                  3.1-5          Linux Standard Base 3.1 init scrip
ii  module-init-tools         3.2.2-2        tools for managing Linux kernel mo
ii  modutils             Linux module utilities
ii  pciutils                  1:2.1.11-16    Linux PCI Utilities
ii  python-minimal            2.3.5-5        A minimal subset of the Python lan
ii  whiptail                  0.51.6-31      Displays user-friendly dialog boxe

Versions of packages alsa-utils recommends:
ii  alsa-base                     1.0.11-1   ALSA driver configuration files

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