[arch-dev-public] Python move news announcement draft
allan at archlinux.org
Mon Oct 18 08:32:13 EDT 2010
I will move python stuff from [testing] soon so we will need a news
item... Here is a draft:
Major python update
A major python update is hitting the repos on a mirror near you. This
involves update the python package from the 2.6 series to the 2.7
series. However, with python-2.7 being scheduled to be the last major
release in the python-2.x series, python 2.7 is now packaged as
"python2", while the "python" package will contain the python 3.x
series. This means that /usr/bin/python will point at python 3.x and
any programs requiring python2 should point at /usr/bin/python2 instead.
All packages in the repos have been updated, but any issues found can
be reported to the bug tracker (not the forum or the mailing lists).
Any AUR packages using python will likely need updated to point at the
correct python binary.
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