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Re: Why is python a dependency of gtk2?

2009/11/25 Geert Hendrickx <>:
> On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 01:21:17PM +0100, Jens Rehsack wrote:
>> Hi,
>> because python didn't compile on AIX I checked whether x11/gtk2 really
>> requires python.
>> Answer: No. It compiles and runs fine without. My intension is to get
>> a running editors/vim-gtk2
>> on each of our development platforms (and leave it in a way, the
>> customer can use even when
>> I'm gone).
>> Why it is a default dependency which can't be turned off?
> The dependency was added because gtk2 installs a python script
> $PREFIX/bin/gtk-builder-convert.
> gtk2 itself (the libraries) don't need it though.

So if I understand that correctly, it would be ok making python dependency
optional, enabled by default except for AIX?
I thing, I should increase PKG_REVISION for that, because options
changed, shouldn't I?


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