[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] The "Great Python Rebuild of 2010" begins

Rogutės Sparnuotos rogutes at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 17 12:27:07 EDT 2010

Allan McRae (2010-08-18 01:46):
> Hi,
> I have pushed the new python (3.1) and python2 (2.7) packages to the
> new [staging] repo so rebuilds can start there.   Remember the
> staging repo should never be used outside a build chroot...  If you
> do, everything python related will break on your system.
> TUs will not be able to start uploading rebuilds yet as they do not
> have a staging equivalent, but we will sort something out for them
> once we get all the db-scripts/devtools changes tested for the main
> one first. The package pool is going to save us a heap of issues
> when this gets moved so it is worth the wait.
> The key things to remember with the rebuild are:
>  - build in clean chroots.  Most packages will detect "python2" or
> "python-2.7" once they see no "python" and use that.  Some will need
> simple patching.
>  - change your dependencies to python2
>  - check files for #!'s with "/usr/bin/python" or "/usr/bin/env
> python".  If you have those you will need to do a sed to change them
> to python2.

Me wonders what is planned for e.g. pyqt, which is available for both,
python2 and python3?

--  Rogutės Sparnuotos

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