Subject: Re: python binary
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/10/2005 20:15:22
On Mon, Oct 10, 2005 at 10:42:39AM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> Can it be assumed that some python scripts can work with any version of 
> python we provide?

Yes, there are examples of that. The number for which the version change
just works is limited though. You can't install to the site dir for
example. That's a problem already for those packages which are not
versioned, e.g. bittornado.  Install python24 on a fresh system,
net/bittornado, python23 and net/bittornado-gui and wonder :-)

Really, nothing in pkgsrc should depend on ${LOCALBASE}/bin/python, it
is evil. For those crying, please keep in mind that the behaviour is
also the default on other systems like Debian.