[arch-dev-public] Python move news announcement draft

Allan McRae 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:

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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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