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Re: [PATCH] fix installation of wip/py-whel with differing pythons

Am Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:01:51 +0100
schrieb Thomas Klausner <>:

> You won't get that. pkg_alternatives just links one of the two to the
> non-versioned file name. Which ones is up to configuration by the
> user.

Yes, I figured. What I meant is: I don't want to have this link being
available to our users because they should consiously decide whether to
call python2 or python3.

> I think with dash is better, but I also think that's not consistently
> the case in pkgsrc. Feel free to send cleanup patches!

I doubt a cleanup would work. It's not the consistency of pkgsrc, but
the consistency of the Python stuff itself. Renaming python2.7 to
python-2.7 probably is not so good, as one expects those without hyphen.

> I've committed your patch and added an ALTERNATIVES file.


Dr. Thomas Orgis
Universität Hamburg
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