#244 PyOpenGL has prebuilt .dlls

v3.0.0
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nobody
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2011-12-05
2011-12-05
No

PyOpenGL in the PyOpenGL-3.0.1.tar.gz ships some DLLs in the OpenGL/DLLS path.

Most distributions don't allow shipping of binary blobs so I'm removing them prior to uploading to the Fedora build servers.

Is it possible to split the DLLs in another package, or provide 2 packages? Or something else that will allow me to point to an upstream URL without the DLLs .

Discussion

  • I don't know that I'd consider this a bug. It's about the only way the package is easily usable on Win32 machines. Separating it out would mean we'd need to rely on a working package/dependency management solution on Win32, which hasn't turned out well in the past. Is there some reason the distribution cares about files that are not installed on their platform (and which are actually just compiled versions of Open Source software anyway)?