[Python-modules-team] Bug#779369: pyqt5-examples missing dependencies python3-pyqt5.{qtquick, qtopengl, qtmultimedia, qtsvg} etc.

Scott Kitterman debian at kitterman.com
Sun Mar 1 17:21:34 UTC 2015

On Friday, February 27, 2015 07:43:08 PM Chris Bainbridge wrote:
> Package: pyqt5-examples
> Version: 5.3.2+dfsg-3
> Severity: normal
> Dear Maintainer,
> pyqt5-examples should depend on all the libraries necessary to run the
> examples.


We've discussed this a bit and don't really agree with the premise.  The 
examples are provided as part of the documentation that goes with PyQt5 and 
are not really meant to be executed without further consideration.

PyQt5 is split into multiple binaries to allow systems to only have the parts 
of PyQt5 and Qt5 installed that are needed.  If the examples package had a 
dependency (or recommends) on everything that was needed to run every example, 
then to look at any example, it might be needed to install many extra 
dependencies that aren't relevant to the example a person is interested in.

We do agree that we ought to document what packages are needed to run the 
examples as package suggests.  That would make it easy for someone who wants 
to run the examples to install all the needed packages while still not 
requiring it for everyone.

Scott K
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