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

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Mon Oct 18 08:39:04 EDT 2010

On Mon, 18 Oct 2010 22:32:13 +1000
Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> I will move python stuff from [testing] soon so we will need a news 
> item...  Here is a draft:
> --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

updating, or "an update"

> 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 

"will contain", "will point" ? when you post this, this will already be
the case, no?

> 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?

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