[Numpy-discussion] numpy docs dependency problem in Ubuntu

Pauli Virtanen pav at iki.fi
Fri Feb 11 11:11:46 EST 2011

Fri, 11 Feb 2011 17:07:25 +0100, Pauli Virtanen wrote:
> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:40:57 -0500, Barry Warsaw wrote: [clip]
>> Neither will be acceptable I think.  Prebuilt by upstream won't fly for
>> Debian because they'd want the source and build process, and I don't
>> see a feasible way for them to be prebuilt by Ubuntu that's any
>> different than the current build process (which fails because of the
>> cross-archive issue).
>> Do you think it would be feasible for numpy to produce two tarballs -
>> one with just the code and the other with just the docs?
> That's exactly what I meant by "pre-built by upstream".

Sorry, I misunderstood what you meant.

Yes, in principle it is possible to split out stuff from the numpy/doc to 
a separate numpy-doc source tarball containing.

However, I don't see why you (Debian & Ubuntu) could not split the source 
package yourselves?

Pauli Virtanen

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