[arch-announce] Python is now Python 3

Arch Linux: Recent news updates: Allan McRae announce at archlinux.org
Mon Feb 14 08:01:47 EST 2011

Allan McRae wrote:

A major Python update has just been moved from the testing repositories and will
be available on a mirror near you. The default "python" package is now for the
3.x series while the 2.x series has been moved to a "python2" package, with
python-2.7 having been scheduled to be the last major release in the python-2.x

Since /usr/bin/python will now point to the 3.x binary, any program requiring
2.x needs to point to /usr/bin/python2 instead. All our packages have been
updated accordingly, but any remaining issues found can be reported to the bug
tracker (not the forums or mailing lists).

AUR and third-party packages/projects using Python will likely need updating to
reflect this move, as many programs are still incompatible with Python 3.

URL: https://www.archlinux.org/news/python-is-now-python-3/

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