Bug#338117: Bug#338090: Broken python binding

Joe Wreschnig piman at debian.org
Tue Jul 18 21:58:58 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-07-18 at 22:47 +0200, Loïc Minier wrote:
>  This is a followup for Debian bug <http://bugs.debian.org/338117>.
>         Hi Joe,
> On Tue, Jan 31, 2006, Joe Wreschnig wrote:
> > I've proposed a relevant solution on debian-python at l.d.o that lets
> > Python modules provide shlibs-like data to generate
> > dependencies/conflicts at build-time. It could be used to force things
> > built with pygtk 2.8 to conflict with 2.6 (and vice versa) -- in fact,
> > that's my example case, since this broke python-gst.
>  After re-reading the bug, I'm not sure how the solution you propose
>  would solve the issue: codegen generates code dynamically, and I don't
>  see how it would "gain conscience" that it is being used from within a
>  Debian build and hence should set some substvar.
>  Do you have pointers to the solution you've proposed and how I would
>  use it?

The idea was to do it only semi-automatically, with the building package
required to declare that it needed to have the "pydeps" from the other
package. dh_python would then grab the dependency information from the
desired package and push the substvar itself. Like shlibs deps, the
maintainer of the package would be responsible for updating the pydeps

http://lists.debian.org/debian-python/2006/01/msg00151.html contains the
full patch to dh_python, though undoubtedly it will no longer apply. In
the current Python climate I think pushing for this change is totally
out of the question.
Joe Wreschnig <piman at debian.org>

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