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Ticket #3780 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Ubuntu Jaunty deb depends on Python2.5

Reported by: maniacmartin Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: installer
Version: VirtualBox 2.2.0 Keywords: python deb jaunty ubuntu
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description

The .deb package on the site depends on Python version 2.5, whilst Jaunty ships with Python2.6 installed. Whilst this installs fine, it means that the user ends up with 2 versions of Python installed side by side necessarily.

Ubuntu have packaged the open-source edition in their package virtualbox-ose so that it only depends on the meta-package "python". Surely this could also be done for your edition? If you distribute compiled .pycs, then these could be remade under the Python 2.6 compiler and the dependancy changed

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by frank

Unfortunately, the package dependency is due to the dependency to libpython2.5.so.1.0 -- so I fear we have to provide Jaunty packages as well. Sigh, again another package to ship :-/

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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