Bug 60345 - RFE: Python packaging of py, pyc and pyo
Summary: RFE: Python packaging of py, pyc and pyo
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: python2 (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2002-02-26 11:27 UTC by Pedro Miguel Marques Morais
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-02-26 11:27:20 UTC
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Description Pedro Miguel Marques Morais 2002-02-26 11:27:15 UTC
Description of Problem:
In most situations the py file from the class lib aren't needed,
since the pyc/pyo are preferred when importing it.

It would be nice to include ONLY the pyc/pyo in the base python package
and add an adicional python-py package that included the .py files;
even further maybe the pyc/pyo files could be in separetad rpms.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All version, filled against python2 because it's a major change

Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-02-26 14:56:01 UTC
Won't do that. I'd rather drop the pyc files. We don't need huge amounts of new
pseudo packages.

Comment 2 Pedro Miguel Marques Morais 2002-02-26 15:08:16 UTC
emacs has emacs-el; what use are the 1.676 MB (in python 1.5.2, not checked
for 2.2 but I'm sure it's a bigger number) of python source code forthe 
regular user?
We are talking about an almost 20% reduction in an almost mandatory package,
with no functional loss.
Anyway, since when is a large number of packages a bad thing?
The Redhat Perl packages are moving in that direction...

Comment 3 Nils Philippsen 2002-03-02 13:13:56 UTC
I regularily use the .py files as reference/interface documentation.

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