[arch-general] shebang for python scripts

Ralf Schmitt ralf at systemexit.de
Sun Apr 15 18:25:39 EDT 2012

Martti Kühne <mysatyre at gmail.com> writes:

> On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 09:51:44PM +0200, Ralf Schmitt wrote:
>> Renaming would work, but I do not see that as an acceptable
>> solution. The problem is the shebang and that should be fixed.
>> I really fail to see why I even have to explain that stuff. Users should
>> be able to install custom interpreters for their favorite scripting
>> languages, and they should be able to also put them first in the search
>> path without breaking system binaries that happen to be implemented in
>> one of those scripting languages. It's easy to fix. Every other
>> distribution I know of does this right. Why do the archlinux developers
>> fail to see the problem here?
> another simple question:
> why would you think this problem should not be resolved upstream?

that's what I think. upstream in this case is archlinux.

distutils installs executable scripts with the full path to the python

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