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Re: python 2.2 to python 2.3 transition

Le dim 10/08/2003 à 14:44, Donovan Baarda a écrit :
> There are probably some packages that have "Depends: python" that work
> with a whole variety of versions of python. Provided they compile their
> modules with "/usr/bin/python" in their postinst, and remove the pyc's
> and pyo's in their postrm, they should not need updating.
> However, people who have these packages installed before the 2.2 -> 2.3
> transition will have pyc's compiled for 2.2 when the default python is
> 2.3, unless the new python (2.3) package is going to do something about
> it to re-compile them all.
> Is there any magic planned :-)
> Does anyone want me to contibute some code to try and do this? I think
> the "python-central" stuff has most of the code to handle this, it just
> needs a little bit of tweaking.

If you can provide a good solution to achieve this, it will surely be
welcome. In the meantime, please don't do what you describe with
packages shipping .py files. You should depend on python (>= 2.3),
python (<< 2.4) - this can be done automatically with dh_python.
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