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Bug#598432: python-apt: upgrade fails

On Mi, 2010-09-29 at 15:12 +0200, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> [CCed debian-python]
> On Mi, 2010-09-29 at 14:31 +0200, Stefan Fleischmann wrote:
> > Just to clarify, the "quick fix" I posted here was supposed to help people to
> > get rid of the buggy package. It doesn't fix the actual package.
> > 
> > Like I said before, the problem is not only the version number handling by
> > pycentral but also the path of the installed files! If you have look at the
> > package for amd64 or 0.7.98 for i386 you'll see that files are put
> > in /usr/lib/python3.1
> > In this package however files are put in /usr/lib/python3 instead which causes
> > the problem you describe when simply changing the version number to 3.1.
> > 
> > If you think pycentral should handle integer version numbers (at least it
> > shouldn't exit with an error I guess) please file a bug report there.
> > 
> > But to summarize for this package I think the files are put in the wrong place
> > (compared with the package from testing and packages for i386) and the version
> > number in the mentioned config file is wrong.
> AFAIK, /usr/lib/python3 is the new location.
> Dear debian-python subscribers, could someone please propose a fix for
> python-apt? I do not intent to drop Python 3 support, but considering
> that there is a new RC bug each month because python3 packaging changes
> I start to wonder whether this is worth the effort.

It seems that doko already provides a patch, mvo takes a look at it now.
Julian Andres Klode  - Debian Developer, Ubuntu Member

See http://wiki.debian.org/JulianAndresKlode and http://jak-linux.org/.

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