Re: Move to python 2.4 / Changing the packaging style for python packages
On Tue, 13 Jun 2006, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Matthias Klose <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2006.06.13.0149 +0200]:
> > - The current pythonX.Y-foo packages having modules in the python
> > library path are collapsed into one package python-foo. Binary
> > independent modules are made available for the python versions
> > currently supported in the distribution. Binary dependent
> > extensions are put for all supported python versions into the
> > same python-foo package. The overhead for a maybe unused
> Python will create optimised, binary dependent modules on first
> access to .py files, right? In our case, though, this fails because
> /usr is mostly read-only to those running Python.
The byte-compilation is done in the postinst (with root rights), so it
> Couldn't Python be extended to store .pyc files in /var?
Python doesn't need to be changed. If you use python-support that's
precisely what will happen for public modules (but they are still created
in the postint with root rights).
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