[Python-modules-team] Bug#547437: too broad dependencies

W. Martin Borgert debacle at debian.org
Sat Sep 19 18:36:19 UTC 2009

Package: python-matplotlib
Version: 0.99.0-1
Severity: normal

I believe (= I'm not sure) that the dependency list of
python-matplotlib is far too broad and that some dependencies
can be turned into Recommends, which are installed by default
with both apt and aptitude, or even Suggests.

E.g. we use matplotlib in a web application, which is a common
use case, so why would we need Tcl/Tk|GTK+|wxGTK|Qt3|Qt4? Is it
impossible that matplotlib works without python-excelerator? Why
is a lot of texlive pulled in when installing matplotlib? I
believe, that this is only necessary for mathtext.

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