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Re: Emacs 26.1 on Windows is HUGE

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Emacs 26.1 on Windows is HUGE
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 21:59:08 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <> writes:

>> From: (Phillip Lord)
>> Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 17:22:45 +0100
>> Cc: Óscar Fuentes <>,,
>>      Björn Lindqvist <>
>> Well, I was curious enough to look it up -- it's librsvg which has three
>> python scripts as part of it. Whether it actually uses them or not I
>> don't know. And, it is this that brings in lots of other things,
>> including, for example, bzip2.
> Maybe report that to the MSYS2 packagers.  It's IMO wrong to consider
> every package that comes with a few Python script not essential to its
> functionality to be dependent on Python.

Hmmm. Actually, it's indirect, via libglib2.

The dependency was added deliberately in this commit.


viewable here:

A priori, I am a bit surprised this is a runtime rather than build time
dependency, or possibly the dependency on python should be in
gobject-introspection only. Adding a python dependency to glib seems
quite a blunt solution. But my knowledge in this is limited to say the
least. What do think, Eli? Worth reporting?


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