[PKG-Openstack-devel] Bug#780826: novnc: please remove unnecessary python dependencies

Mike Miller mtmiller at debian.org
Fri Mar 20 03:49:22 UTC 2015

Package: novnc
Version: 1:0.4+dfsg+1+20131010+gitf68af8af3d-4
Severity: minor

Dear Maintainer,

Please consider removing Depends: python{,-novnc,-numpy} from the novnc
package. As far as I can tell the novnc package is only HTML and JS and has
nothing Python about it. All Python dependencies are in files in the utils
directory. The modules in that directory make up the python-novnc package, and
the scripts in that directory are not installed in either package.

It actually looks to me like no packages depend on the modules provided by
python-novnc, so you might even consider dropping the entire package to save
some maintenance burden.

You might also want to update the package description, it claims to contain
"the daemon and programs" but that is no longer the case.

Thanks for maintaining novnc in Debian!

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental'), (1, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages novnc depends on:
ii  adduser                     3.113+nmu3
ii  dpkg                        1.17.24
ii  equivs-oslo [python-novnc]  1.0
ii  libjs-swfobject             2.2+dfsg-1
ii  python                      2.7.8-4
ii  python-numpy                1:1.8.2-2
ii  websockify                  0.6.0+dfsg1-1

Versions of packages novnc recommends:
pn  python-nova  <none>

novnc suggests no packages.

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