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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Aug 17 18:30:12 EDT 2010

On 18/08/10 02:27, Rogutės Sparnuotos wrote:
> 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?

Whatever the maintainer decides...   It will be for python2 only at the 
start but later we might get a pyqt (for python 3) and a py2qt.  Or 
something like that.


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