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Re: python25 removed
On Sat, Oct 06, 2012 at 10:06:40PM +0200, John Marino wrote:
> >% ls -l /var/db/pkg/python25-2.5.6nb2/
> >total 308
> >-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 34 Feb 18 2012 +ALTERNATIVES
> >-r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 7258 Feb 18 2012 +BUILD_INFO
> >-r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 3309 Feb 18 2012 +BUILD_VERSION
> >-r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 63 Feb 18 2012 +COMMENT
> >-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 275000 Feb 18 2012 +CONTENTS
> >-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 4271 Feb 18 2012 +DEINSTALL
> >-r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 734 Feb 18 2012 +DESC
> >-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 5033 Feb 18 2012 +INSTALL
> >-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 101 Jul 22 13:56 +REQUIRED_BY
> >-r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 10 Feb 18 2012 +SIZE_ALL
> >-r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 9 Feb 18 2012 +SIZE_PKG
> >Is that clearer?
> No, that's just snarky.
Well, true. But you've been practically begging for it.
> Plus you showed python 2.5 to boot.
Oops. But, see, that's part of why actually -- there are machines that
haven't been migrated away from python25 yet, let alone python26.
> > > I am
> >> pointedly questioning why we build py- packages with 2.6 when they
> > > present no benefit _AT ALL_ over building with 2.7.
> >Except for, you know, they work with Python 2.6, which some people are
> Using python2.6 outside of pkgsrc doesn't affect the packages
> within pkgsrc. Python2.6 and Python2.7 can be installed
> concurrently, right?
That doesn't make any sense.
Suppose I have some pile of Python code that depends on a specific
Python version, say python26. This Python code uses, in addition to
the python26 base package in pkgsrc, a dozen or so other assorted
python modules installed via pkgsrc and built for python26.
You're attempting to tell me that I don't need those packages. This is
> Pkgsrc only guarantees compatibility on a
> per-branch basis.
> > > I think we need to review the multiversion policy.
> > I don't see any reason to.
> Obviously. To me the only explanation that makes sense is a desire
> to artificially inflate pkgsrc package numbers.
Yes, it's clear that you don't understand, but you're not giving me
anything to work with by way of explanation.
David A. Holland
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