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Re: Python modules for every supported version

On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 07:13:31AM +0200, Fabio Tranchitella wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 16, 2004 at 02:27:23PM -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > I still do not see why supporting N versions of Python should require N+1
> > binary packages (or even N).  Why can't they be byte-compiled after
> > installation for all available versions of Python?
> Modules with extensions in C have to be compiled with the specific
> pythonX.Y-dev environment. So the user should install python2.x and
> python2.x-dev (with also the module-specific build environment)
> in order to install an additional module, and IMHO it is not a good 
> approch to resolve the problem (Build-Depends != Depends).

Yes, extensions are a different matter.  I was talking about modules written
in Python, of which there are many, also split into pythonX.Y-foo packages.

 - mdz

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