[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Python 2.6? A Python transition?

I have a program that depends on 2.6 but I can't seem to get the required modules to install in squeeze/sid. The ones in the package management system only work for 2.5. Is there some big transition coming?


On Aug 27, 2009, at 21:05, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:

Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> writes:

First, the installation path changed from site-packages to
dist-packages. This means that most Python packages will need two

     * passing --install-layout=deb to setup.py

Okay, that's easy enough. I assume that doesn't break builds for Python
2.5 (or 2.4, to the extent it's still supported)?

     * fixing paths from site-packages to *-packages (since the path
       now depends on the Python version, yay)

I may be confused by this, but so far as I can tell, I don't have to do
anything for this to work for the module I'm looking at.  Under what
circumstances would you expect for a package to need to be modified to
deal with this?

Second, the maintainer stated on IRC he doesn’t want to upload it to
unstable until the packaging helpers are rewritten *again*, with a
proposal that has some advantages but that clearly lose when compared to
the amount of work it implies. Given that so far only Piotr has
volunteered to work on it (the maintainer won’t do it himself), t hat
leaves us with no reasonable chance to have python2.6 in the squeeze
timeframe unless he is convinced to delay this rewrite.

Oh, okay, so I also can't easily test with Python 2.6 in Debian without
installing the package from experimental.

The package I'm looking at is a package for a client and server
application that also builds Perl, Python, and PHP bindings for its client
library, so the Makefile machinery is more complex than just using
distutils and needs the bits of glue pushed into its build machinery. But I think I have it sorted out, apart from not being positive it's going to
work with 2.6.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/ >

To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-devel-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org

Reply to: