Bug 60975 - depends on python2
Summary: depends on python2
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-users
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-03-11 05:30 UTC by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-11 05:30:27 UTC

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Description Chris Ricker 2002-03-11 05:30:23 UTC
Is there any good reason for this package to require python2 (as it currently
does) instead of python1.5?  If not, it's annoying and a waste of space for many
users to require both versions of python to be installed....

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2002-03-11 14:20:46 UTC
Yes, there are a few reasons.  One is that redhat-config-users uses GTK2. 
Currently, there are only PyGTK2 bindings for Python2.2.  Another reason is that
redhat-config-users uses libuser as the backend, and libuser now requires glib2.
 Since the gtk2 package now requires glib2, and the older gtk1.2 requires glib,
not glib2, it was necessary to use Python2.2/Gtk2 for redhat-config-users.  It
wasn't something I necessarily wanted to do in this timeframe, but it was
necessary.  Welcome to my RPM dependency hell.  ;)

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