[aur-general] Python 3

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Fri Jan 21 07:42:46 EST 2011

Andrea Scarpino wrote:

> Hi AUR maintainers,
> I did a change in the pyqt package to add Python 3 support to it and to allow 
> everyone to install both the Python2 and the Python3 version.
> Every package now need to depends on python2-qt (or python-qt if uses Python 
> 3) instead of pyqt.
> The packages in [extra] and [community] have been updated, please do the same 
> with your packages in AUR.
> Also, the packages which depend on sip have to be fixed with the right 
> dependence: python2-sip (or python-sip if the package uses Python 3).
> Thank you!
> -- 
> Andrea

I'm replying because this is tangential... why don't we specify "python3"
instead of "python" as a dep to make packages future-proof? Even if Python 4
doesn't come out for a decade or more, it just seems that it would be logically

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