[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] The "Great Python Rebuild of 2010" begins
foutrelis at gmail.com
Sun Aug 29 10:52:37 EDT 2010
On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 5:48 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 18/08/10 01:46, Allan McRae wrote:
>> 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.
>> If you come across a package that you can not easily fix, add it to
>> and I will take a look at it.
> Just a reminder for people to look at their packages and rebuild them for
> this. We seem to of stalled majorly...
Any updates regarding the creation of a [community-staging] repository?
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