[arch-dev-public] The "Great Python Rebuild of 2010" begins
allan at archlinux.org
Tue Aug 17 11:46:16 EDT 2010
I have pushed the new python (3.1) and python2 (2.7) packages to the new
[staging] repo so rebuilds can start there. Remember the staging repo
should never be used outside a build chroot... If you do, everything
python related will break on your system.
TUs will not be able to start uploading rebuilds yet as they do not have
a staging equivalent, but we will sort something out for them once we
get all the db-scripts/devtools changes tested for the main one first.
The package pool is going to save us a heap of issues when this gets
moved so it is worth the wait.
The key things to remember with the rebuild are:
- build in clean chroots. Most packages will detect "python2" or
"python-2.7" once they see no "python" and use that. Some will need
- change your dependencies to python2
- check files for #!'s with "/usr/bin/python" or "/usr/bin/env
python". If you have those you will need to do a sed to change them to
If you come across a package that you can not easily fix, add it to
and I will take a look at it.
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