Bug#41690: [Image-SIG] Bug#41690: Ok, it now depends, but it shouldn't

Matthias Klose doko@cs.tu-berlin.de
Sat, 14 Aug 1999 18:32:20 +0200 (MET DST)

Fredrik Lundh writes:
 > Lalo Martins <lalo@webcom.com> wrote:
 > > Well, I was very glad to take part of this discussion and learn
 > > more about PIL and Tkinter, but this settles the issue; IMVHO,
 > > the Debian PIL package should use method (1) and recommend Tk
 > > and Tkinter, not depend on it.
 > showing off my total ignorance of all things debian:
 > are we talking source or binary packages here?

we are talking about binary packages provided for Debian Linux and
Debian hurd distributions. But you can generalize the situation to
installations, where you don't want or cannot recompile or reinstall
Tcl and Python.

 > 1) link _tkinter with the tkImaging module (old style)

with the disadvantage of recompiling _tkinter.

 > 2) link _imaging with the same module (new style)

with the disadvantage of being forced to install all X11 and the Tk
shared library (That's the way Lalo wants to use PIL).

3) use the Tcl load extension to load the one PIL command. (does not
   has the two disadvantages above).
   But has the disadvantage that Tcl is set up correctly to handle
   autoloading of packages.