Subject: Python buildlink?
To: None <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/26/2002 23:47:26

I'm trying to package subversion, a CVS replacement tool:
The package needs to use python greater than 2.0. As somebody suggested for
the mailman package, I've included in the Makefile. Although, the
package itself wants to run python as "python" itself, hoping it's in the path.

The first problem is that there is no such python binary. I was thinking of adding
some kind of stuff to link the choosed binary by into
${BUILDLINK_DIR}/bin/python. But... where should this stuff go? Maybe in Maybe in a (note that this is not really a buildlink)...

Patching the package itself is not a good idea, as the patch would need to include
something like python2.1, hardcoding a version number inside.

What should I do? Thanks!

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Julio Merino <>