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Re: sugar-pippy dependencies



On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 9:45 PM, Toshio Kuratomi <a badger gmail com> wrote:
> On 09/29/2009 12:51 AM, Peter Robinson wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 2:33 AM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie codewiz org> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> the sugar-pippy rpm in Fedora depends on pygame, which is used by some
>>> of the examples.
>>>
>>> So far, so good, but pygame in turn depends on numpy, a 7.7MB package
>>> which a lot of huge dependencies such as atlas (11MB), libgfortran
>>> (1MB), blas (700KB) and python-nose (1MB).
>>>
>>> The rest of Sugar is now free of numpy, so it would be good if we could
>>> get rid of it completely.  One quick solution would be splitting the
>>> problematic examples to a sugar-pippy-examples-extra package.
>>>
>>> Another possibility -- probably the cleanest -- would be splitting the
>>> optional classes surfarray and sndarray to a subpackage of pygame.
>>
>> The numpy dep issue was discussed on fedora-devel a while ago and I
>> thought they were going to split the specific bit of numpy that
>> depended on atlas et al out into a separate package. I was of the
>> understanding that this had already been done.
>>
>
> I admit I'm not following sugar and numpy discussions too closely so I
> might have missed it but I don't remember this.  I do remember talking
> about removing the numpy dependency from pygtk because it dragged in
> atlas, et al and was only used by a single pygtk function.

I remember that as well but at least with a quick repoquery (I might
have got it wrong) it looks like the dependency is still there. Not
sure what happened to the fix.

Peter


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