[Numpy-discussion] numpy docs dependency problem in Ubuntu

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Fri Feb 11 14:39:22 EST 2011

On Feb 11, 2011, at 06:45 PM, Sandro Tosi wrote:

>On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 16:40, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
>> For Debian, we'd simply take those two separate source packages and split the
>> binary packages among them as appropriate.
>excuse me? I don't like this solution, or are you going to do all the
>work in Debian to adapt to this proposal?

I would of course take on the work to do the packaging and propose it to the
Debian maintainers.

>You have a problem in ubuntu? fix it there: take the full numpy
>upstream tarball, rename it in numpy-doc, build only the doc, ship it
>where it better fits for ubuntu policies, work done & no-one gets hurt

Colin Watson suggested exactly this.  It would still mean that Ubuntu and
Debian would diverge though, which I'd think everyone would like to avoid.

>> A split
>> tarball approach from upstream would be easier to get into Debian, and thus
>> keep us in sync.
>ehm... you're speaking too fast here and without involving maintainers it seems.

Right, I didn't mean to speak for Debian, but was looking for a solution that
is feasible and acceptable to upstream too.  It's a complex stack to manage,
and I wanted to get upstream's opinion first, since "it ain't broke" in Debian.

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