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

Rémy Oudompheng remy at archlinux.org
Mon Oct 18 08:37:45 EDT 2010

On 2010/10/18 Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> --begin 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.
> --end draft--
> Comments?

We could add a note saying something like

If you installed home-brewed packages in your system, you may find
packages that need to be reinstalled by looking for those with files
under /usr/lib/python2.6 or matching the regexp '^#!.*python$'


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