Debian Bug report logs - #645894
python-enchant: Please drop alternative dependency on python-wxgtk2.6

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Package: python-enchant; Maintainer for python-enchant is Piotr Ożarowski <>; Source for python-enchant is src:pyenchant.

Reported by: Olly Betts <>

Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:42:02 UTC

Severity: minor

Found in version pyenchant/1.6.5-2

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From: Olly Betts <>
Subject: python-enchant: Please drop alternative dependency on python-wxgtk2.6
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:39:28 +1300
Package: python-enchant
Version: 1.6.5-2
Severity: minor
Usertags: wx2.6to2.8

I'm trying to get packages to migrate from wxwidgets2.6 to wxwidgets2.8
so we can remove the former from the archive - it's no longer supported
upstream, and wxwidgets3.0 is supposed to be out early next year.

Currently python-enchant suggests python-wxgtk2.6|python-wxgtk2.8.
However the upstream code doesn't use wxversion to specify any
preference as to the wx versions to use, which means it will already get
run with 2.8 if both versions are installed and the user hasn't changed
the wx.pth alternative setting from the default.

Since python-wxgtk2.8 has more than twice as many popcon installations
as python-wxgtk2.6, the reality is that many users will have been
running with 2.8 for some time already, so dropping the alternative
dependency on python-wxgtk2.6 should be a painless change.

If you'd like me to NMU this change, please just let me know.


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