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FS#60975 - [python-gobject] Why is pygobject-devel a runtime dependency?

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Doron Behar (doronbehar) - Wednesday, 05 December 2018, 14:52 GMT
Last edited by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Thursday, 06 December 2018, 04:06 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


As the title suggests, I'm wondering why pygobject-devel a runtime dependency and not an optional dependency of python-gobject. pygobject-devel contains only a single header file and a pkgconfig file..
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Closed by  Eli Schwartz (eschwartz)
Thursday, 06 December 2018, 04:06 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Additional comments about closing:  Arch doesn't split out development headers, we make a special exception here simply because it is the only way to package the same file for both python and python2 split packages. Having it installed either way is mandatory.
Comment by Doron Behar (doronbehar) - Wednesday, 05 December 2018, 14:53 GMT
BTW the same goes for python2-gobject2 and pygobject2-devel as well.