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

The following reply was made to PR pkg/41450; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
Subject: Re: pkg/41450: python requires readline but doesn't use it
Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 21:21:17 +0200

 On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 02:55:00PM +0000, wrote:
 >         Either remove the readline dependancy or remove py-readline and
 >         include the readline module in the python package
 It is a build time dependency only.
 >         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.
 It is the least effort way to ensure that the readline module is
 configured correctly. Otherwise the module will not work with the way
 the current infrastructure builds it.
 Note that this also applies to Python 2.3 and 2.4.

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