[Python-modules-team] Bug#574455: python-simplejson: Python-simplejson isn't a "pure Python code" package as claimed by it's description

Tom Parker tparker at lshift.net
Thu Mar 18 11:21:11 UTC 2010

Package: python-simplejson
Version: 2.0.9-2
Severity: minor

python-simplejson's description claims

"It is pure Python code with no dependencies"

when it has the _speedup.so libraries, making it not a pure Python
package. Yes, this is very pedantic, and doesn't really matter that
much, but if you're going to make that sort of claim, make sure it's

Tom Parker

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (700, 'stable'), (650, 'testing'), (600, 'unstable'), (500, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-3-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages python-simplejson depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.10.2-6   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  python                        2.5.4-9    An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-support                1.0.6      automated rebuilding support for P

Versions of packages python-simplejson recommends:
ii  libjs-jquery                  1.4.1-1    JavaScript library for dynamic web

python-simplejson suggests no packages.

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