[arch-dev-public] The "Great Python Rebuild of 2010" begins

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Aug 29 10:48:06 EDT 2010

On 18/08/10 01:46, Allan McRae wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> simple patching.
> - 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 python2.
> If you come across a package that you can not easily fix, add it to
> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DeveloperWiki:Python_Todo_List#Packages_with_rebuild_issues
> and I will take a look at it.

Just a reminder for people to look at their packages and rebuild them 
for this.  We seem to of stalled majorly...


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