[Python-modules-team] Bug#653650: ipython: Please depend on "python (>= 2.7) | python-argparse"

Julian Taylor jtaylor.debian at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 29 23:43:09 UTC 2011

tags 653650 + wontfix

On 12/30/2011 12:29 AM, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> Source: ipython
> Version: 0.11-2
> Severity: normal
> The unconditional dependency on python-argparse always pulls in python2.6.
> argparse was included in python2.7
> Please change the argparse dependency to
>    python (>= 2.7) | python-argparse
> The same change also makes sense for the build dependencies.

This will not install python-argparse needed for the 2.6 variants.
The only really satisfying option is adding explicit ipython2.6 packages
which I'm not going to do that as 2.6 will disappear at some point and
packaging is complex enough as is.

It is my opinion that argparse should revert the 2.6 only change instead
of forcing everyone else to update their packages for no valid reason.
The better way to phase out python-argparse is to wait until python2.6
removal and then let python provide it (like ubuntu did).
To get rid of the harmless pkg-ressources warning one could remove the
2.7 symlinks from the package.

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