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Bug 398961

Summary: net-im/pidgin-2.10.1: please separate dbus-python dependency into a USE-flag
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Maxim Kammerer <mk>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: No maintainer - Look at if you want to take care of it <maintainer-needed>
Status: UNCONFIRMED ---    
Severity: enhancement CC: net-im, pacho, scardracs-gentoo
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Maxim Kammerer 2012-01-15 11:42:23 UTC
# purple-url-handler and purple-remote require dbus-python thus in reality we
# rdepend on python if dbus enabled. But it is possible to separate this dep.

This would be great for building Pidgin without Python dependencies.

# dbus requires python to generate C code for dbus bindings (thus DEPEND only).
# finch uses libgnt that links with libpython - {R,}DEPEND. But still there is
# no way to build dbus and avoid libgnt linkage with python. If you want this
# send patch upstream.

I don't see any other Python dependencies in pidgin or dbus. Don't see libgnt* anywhere either.

net-im/pidgin-2.10.1 was built with the following:
USE="dbus gnutls groupwise gtk idn networkmanager nls sasl silc spell -debug -doc -eds -gadu -gstreamer -meanwhile -ncurses -perl -prediction -python -tcl -tk -xscreensaver -zephyr -zeroconf"
Comment 1 Maxim Kammerer 2013-01-01 23:11:04 UTC
Comment 2 Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-06-20 13:38:07 UTC
Can you please attach a patch showing the necessary changes?
Comment 3 Marco Scardovi (scardracs) 2023-01-12 20:30:23 UTC
Is this still valid after 11 years?