Bug#610768: release-notes: python default is 2.6, not 2.5
On 23 January 2011 23:50, Thijs Kinkhorst <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sunday 23 January 2011 12:07:05 Julien Cristau wrote:
>> > > The release notes list that the default python is now 2.5, whole it is
>> > > actually 2.6 (as per apt-cache show python).
>> > I fixed this in SVN, thanks for pointing it out.
>> Your fix is wrong, python2.5 is still in squeeze, so it won't be
>> removed. python2.4 is only in lenny, but I'm not sure it should get
>> removed on upgrades.
You are right Julien, I've ammended the fix to point at least that
python2.4 is replaced by python2.6 (not 2.5). I'm not sure either if
it will be removed. Reviewing the upgrade logs from testing
(virtualized) systems it seems that even though the python metapackage
now points to 2.6 this does not mean that 2.5 will be removed.
User's coming from a default installation from etch to lenny might
have gotten python2.4 already removed. So it might not make sense to
point to an upgrade to squeeze.
> Updated patch now still indicates that python2.6 is the new default python but
> that python2.4 is the obsolete one. See attached.
I applied this change since the previous one was not correct.