[OpenWrt-Devel] alternative for "pyserial+python-mini"

Alexandru Ardelean ardeleanalex at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 09:26:43 EDT 2015

Ah, since that email,  python became:
- python-base - just the minimal to have a python interpreter running
- python-light - is a "dynamic" package; it's python (full) minus all other
python-codecs, python-compiler, etc
- python - full python install, minus a few stuff I considered that could
be stripped [to reduce size], like tests [per module],  some python-tk/tcl
[GUI] libs

The idea of python-light is that, whenever you move a Python built-in
module from python-light into a separate package (like python-codecs),
python-light gets lighter.
The mechanism is fairly dynamic; you just need to add a new '
python-package-xxxxxxx.mk' file with some basic Makefile rules, and that's

People can choose to install python-base if they need like
really-really-really-really basic python (a = b + c and maybe some other
Then they can choose to install other optional packages.
But for most cases, maybe python-light would be sufficient.

The above is also true for python3.

On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 4:15 PM, valent.turkovic at gmail.com <
valent.turkovic at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 24 October 2014 at 11:10, Alexandru Ardelean <ardeleanalex at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > python-mini is now just python.
> Thanks for clarification, I'll add that info on Python OpenWrt Wiki page
> [1].
> I tried installing python package on Caos Calmer rc2 and I get a bunch
> of dependencies installed automatically and they use up bunch of
> space. I didn't notice that python-mini package installed lots of
> dependencies on Barrier Breaker, but I'm not 100% sure.
> Was python-mini package on BB python without any dependencies and
> python same package but with all added dependencies?
> [1] http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/software/python
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