Re: python 2.2 to python 2.3 transition
On su, 2003-08-10 at 10:55, Matthias Klose wrote:
> This seems to be a common misunderstanding. Therefore the CC to
> debian-python that I have something as a reference.
ACK. (I'm on -python, so further Cc's are not necessary.)
> Lars Wirzenius writes:
> > As far as I know, it already works with Python 2.3. And 2.2. And 2.1. I
> > like the fact that the same package works fine both on woody and in
> > unstable. :)
> No. The package ships compiled python modules. These are maybe
> compiled with 2.1 or 2.2. If a user other than root uses these
> modules, python2.3 detects them as invalid and compiles them on the
> fly each time the module is used.
Um, yeah, it does contain a .pyc. I don't think it should: the postinst
compiles the eoc.py file. The inclusion of the .pyc file seems like a
bug due to unforeseen interaction with the upstream Makefile's install
target. I'll have to remove the .pyc from the .deb in the next release.
Debian developers for gentleness.