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Re: python3 for NetBSD/pkgsrc
On Nov 15, 2010, at 22:12 , Jonathan A. Kollasch wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 09:58:44PM -0500, Chris Ross wrote:
>> I was surprised to see, on recent investigation of pkgsrc, that there
>> doesn't seem to be a python any newer than 2.6.x. Since 2.7 and 3.1 have
>> been out for many months, and 3.0 well before that, I was curious if I was
>> missing something. Is there a python3 somewhere else in the pkgsrc tree, or
>> a reason that it isn't?
> Someone packaging 2.7 would be good.
> Python 3, maybe not such a good idea to have packaged, it simply breaks
> too many things.
I would disagree with that. Perhaps installing it as "python" might break
things, but I think installing it as "python3", with the various library
components in their version-specific paths, would be a good thing. This is how
most Linux distributions have been doing it.
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