[XML-SIG] pyxml install troubles

John J Lee jjl at pobox.com
Thu Sep 18 09:43:20 EDT 2003

On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, Henrik Nielsen wrote:
[...about missing *-dev* packages...]
> Turns out that it is... thx. And no, it really isn't very useful,
> especially not in cases like python, perl, ruby e.t.c. I mean when would
> you not want the *-devel package?

When you're installing python(/ruby/perl...) extensions from .rpms or
.debs rather than from distutils, Makefile.PL scripts etc.  Debian has a
python-xml package, for example, which is PyXML packaged as a .deb (well,
actually it's a dummy package that gets the right version installed for
your version of Python).  None of the python*-xml packages depend on

Still, I agree that it's a pain.


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