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pkg/41450: python requires readline but doesn't use it

>Number:         41450
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       python requires readline but doesn't use it
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun May 17 14:55:00 +0000 2009
>Release:        NetBSD 4.0
        little to none
System: NetBSD 4.0 NetBSD 4.0 (PANIX-VC-PF) #0: Thu Sep 4 
20:41:33 EDT 2008
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
        python (eg 2.5) now depends on readline, but doesn't offer line editing.
        1) build python
        2) notice readline dependancy
        3) install and run
        4) notice lack of line ediing
        5) facepalm
        6) install py-readline
        Either remove the readline dependancy or remove py-readline and
        include the readline module in the python package
        When I was maintainer I kept readline separate (py-readline)
        because I didn't like the idea of a mandatory dependancy on GNU
        software.  If current maintainers disagree with that philosophy,
        fine, but then there is no need to have a separate py-readline
        package. The current situation is the worst of both worlds.


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