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Re: pkg/51431: installing both python2 and python3 py- packages creates stale workdirs
The following reply was made to PR pkg/51431; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-pbugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/51431: installing both python2 and python3 py- packages
creates stale workdirs
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:35:41 +0000
On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 07:50:00PM +0000, coypu%sdf.org@localhost wrote:
> Using PYTHON_VERSION_DEFAULT=35 you will encounter this issue
> fairly quickly.
> Package A can handle python3 and requires py-expat, you build py35-expat.
> Package B requires python2 and py-expat too, but now you have a work
> directory for python3, and it fails to build.
> Will likely not be a "real" problem for some time, but it's possible that
> in the future, python3 packages will not support python2.
This is a long-standing problem, and AFAIK unless things have been
vastly improved lately, if you do this *and* clean py-expat in between
it will build another py35-expat (instead of a py27-expat) and then
fail to install it.
David A. Holland
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