Subject: Re: please review mailman package
To: None <>
From: Jan Schaumann <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/25/2002 18:24:54
Manuel Bouyer <> wrote:
> There are one issues left:
> the software is written in python. I don't know python, but it seems that
> when a file is used python will dump the bytecode for this file to disk:
> is is used, a myfile.pyc will appear. This pollutes the
> $PREFIX/mailman hierarchy, and the package won't deinstall cleanly.
> Is there a way to deal with this in pkgsrc ?

I believe you can precompile all python files before installing.
Whether or not that is a configure-option (or something) or something
that we'd need to do between build and install, I don't know.