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

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Mon Oct 18 10:41:08 EDT 2010

Am 18.10.2010 16:36, schrieb Ray Rashif:
>>> 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?
> This has to do with the fact that nobody will be getting the update immediately:
> "A major python update is hitting the repos on a mirror near you."
> But of course, the tenses don't really matter - either is or will be right :p

What's new here is that the update will propagate very fast: The package
files themselves are already on all mirrors, only a bunch of symlinks
will be adjusted - this will be extremely cheap in terms of bandwidth.
This is the first major move affected by this recent change.

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