[arch-dev-public] python-2.6.2 and files in /usr/lib/python2.5

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Apr 19 20:35:24 EDT 2009

Jan de Groot wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-04-18 at 21:00 +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have just put python-2.6.2-1 into [testing].  This remove the 
>> python-2.5 compatibility sitepath so anything not rebuilt since 
>> python-2.6 was release will be broken.  The list of broken packages as 
>> of yesterday is in FS#13831 
>> (http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/13831?getfile=3375). 
>> Note that these don't need built against the python in [testing] to be 
>> fix, just rebuilt against an python-2.6 package.
> While you're updating python, could you also
> link /usr/lib/libpython2.6.so to the path where libpython2.6.a is
> located inside the package? I did this in my build chroots, and it
> causes applications to link dynamic instead of static against the python
> library. Without this, inkscape won't even link to libpython at all.

So programs are detecting /usr/lib/python2.6/config/libpython2.6.a but 
not /usr/lib/libpython2.6.so....  that seem rather screwed up!

I'll commit it to CVS so the change will get pulled in either when I gt 
around to it or with the readline rebuilds.


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