Bug#598432: python-apt: upgrade fails
On Mi, 2010-09-29 at 14:31 +0200, Stefan Fleischmann wrote:
> Just to clarify, the "quick fix" I posted here was supposed to help people to
> get rid of the buggy package. It doesn't fix the actual package.
> Like I said before, the problem is not only the version number handling by
> pycentral but also the path of the installed files! If you have look at the
> package 0.7.97.1 for amd64 or 0.7.98 for i386 you'll see that files are put
> in /usr/lib/python3.1
> In this package however files are put in /usr/lib/python3 instead which causes
> the problem you describe when simply changing the version number to 3.1.
> If you think pycentral should handle integer version numbers (at least it
> shouldn't exit with an error I guess) please file a bug report there.
> But to summarize for this package I think the files are put in the wrong place
> (compared with the package from testing and packages for i386) and the version
> number in the mentioned config file is wrong.
AFAIK, /usr/lib/python3 is the new location.
Dear debian-python subscribers, could someone please propose a fix for
python-apt? I do not intent to drop Python 3 support, but considering
that there is a new RC bug each month because python3 packaging changes
I start to wonder whether this is worth the effort.
Python maintainers: Breaking backward compatibility in unstable is not
nice, especially not every (second) month. You should have thought about
it while python3 was still in experimental, not afterwards.
Julian Andres Klode - Debian Developer, Ubuntu Member
See http://wiki.debian.org/JulianAndresKlode and http://jak-linux.org/.