[arch-dev-public] [RFC] Python 3.3.0 and PEP 394

Alexander Rødseth rodseth at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 09:14:06 EDT 2012

Would it be feasible to install the needed files for both python2 and python3?
If John said "Fetch me 'pyalpm'", could he not get a few files
installed in both /usr/lib/python2.7/ and /usr/lib/python3.2/?
The disk usage is negligible and having both installed would be
unproblematic (or at least be likely to solve more problems than it

There are other examples of packages including more files than
strictly requested, like header files in lib* packages and additional
documentation and examples for some packages.

If this feels to un-Arch-like, a "clean cut" alternative would be to
drop python2 completely and move everything that has to do with
python2 to AUR, only keeping python3 and just prepend all python
package names with "python-".

Just my two cents, please don't flame me.

Best regards,
 Alexander Rødseth, TU

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