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From: Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis <Arfrever@g.o>
To: Gentoo Development <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Packages pulling in python-3*, also they dont require it
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 09:32:20
Message-Id: 201003191036.18142.Arfrever@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Packages pulling in python-3*, also they dont require it by Dale
2010-03-19 10:23:31 Dale napisał(a):
> Ciaran McCreesh wrote: > > On Fri, 19 Mar 2010 03:54:28 -0500 > > Dale<rdalek1967@×××××.com> wrote: > > > >> Ciaran McCreesh wrote: > >> > >>> On Thu, 18 Mar 2010 23:17:17 +0100 > >>> Ben de Groot<yngwin@g.o> wrote: > >>> > >>> > >>>> Because it is extremely useless to the great majority of users. > >>>> > >>>> > >>> Most packages in the tree are useless to the great majority of > >>> users. > >>> > >> Which is why most users don't install everything. I have about 1000 > >> packages installed here. The packages installed are either something > >> I use or a dependency of something I use. What exactly is this being > >> installed for again? If nothing depends on it, there is no need to > >> have it. > >> > > It's being installed because it's a dependency of something you use. > > > > Replace Python with any other library and we wouldn't be having this > > discussion. > > > > > > OK. Right now, as you type this, what package depends on python-3 and > won't work with python-2? Anything at all? If it is nothing, then why > install it? > > Since python-3 is not what the system is using, it's not getting used > even if it is installed. So as I mentioned in another reply, portage is > installing something and it is just sitting there doing nothing. What > is the point in that?
I can add "python2" USE flag (enabled by default) to some versions of dev-lang/python. With USE="-python2", Python 2 will not be required and Python 3 will be set as main active version of Python. -- Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis

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Re: [gentoo-dev] Packages pulling in python-3*, also they dont require it "Petteri Räty" <betelgeuse@g.o>