[Distutils] An observation on how system packagers and developers can be friends

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Nov 1 20:15:15 CET 2010

On Oct 30, 2010, at 04:59 PM, Marius Gedminas wrote:

>Why is it a build-dep, anyway?  Python's documentation sources are now
>ReStructuredText, not LaTeX -- since 2.6, I think.  I don't believe
>there are PDFs shipped in python2.x-doc packages.  Is it an obsolete
>build dependency from earlier times?

Apparently so.  I just took a look at the python2.6 source package for Ubuntu
(likely the same for Debian), and there is no build-dep on latex.

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