[LAD] ardour3 in Debian testing

R. Mattes rm at mh-freiburg.de
Tue Jan 7 21:32:52 UTC 2014

On Tue, 7 Jan 2014 22:06:06 +0100, Adrian Knoth wrote
> On Tue, Jan 07, 2014 at 09:57:25PM +0100, R. Mattes wrote:
> > Could someone with deeper insight in the ardour3 package enlighten me:
> > why on earth does ardour3 depend on python-gtk2 and (!sic) python-twisted?
> >
> > Python-twisted is an application framework for internet/event-based
> > applications. Why does ardour3 pull in such a monster framework?
> Most likely, because I did it wrong.

No, most likely because of python:Depends in debian/control ;-)

> I've checked the repo, and apparently, I've copied the relevant line
> from the previous ardour2 package and never checked if it was really
> necessary.
> Frankly, I don't even know offhand if ardour2 needs it.
> So you're saying we can drop it?

Sorry, I started to investigate myself - I think this is caused
by "tools/session_exchange.py" which imports both gtk and twisted.internet.
I've no idea haow useful/neccessary this script is (I tried it but it refused
to accept my ardour sessions).
Looking at the list of files
it looks as if the script isn't even included in the debian package. So, maybe
dropping python:Depends would be a good idea.

 Thanks for your work


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