Demote idle to universe

Bug #1745634 reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2018-01-26
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Bug Description

From what I can tell, idle is the only thing keeping tcl/tk in universe.

I think it's unnecessary as most Ubuntu developers use something other than idle to work on Python code.

I came across this while working on LP: #1720482 (tk8.6 recommends xterm which is one thing that appears to keep xterm in main. I think the fix there is to explictly have recommends/depends on gnome-
terminal for everything that recommends/depend on xterm in main.)

idle is explicitly seeded in
http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-core-dev/ubuntu-seeds/platform.bionic/view/head:/supported-development-desktop#L36

It was added in 2005:
https://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-core-dev/ubuntu-seeds/platform.bionic/revision/404

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :
Changed in ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Please try to demote the binaries
idle
idle-python3.6
python3-pil.imagetk

And the binaries and source for

blt
tcltk-defaults
tk8.6

Hopefully, that will stick. python3-pil depends on mime-support | python3-pil.imagetk.

It looks like tl8.6 is pulled in by vim-gtk3 which I assume we want to keep in main for now.

Matthias Klose (doko) wrote :

idle now demoted

Changed in python3-defaults (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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