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From: Dirkjan Ochtman <djc@g.o>
Subject: Re: The Python problem
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:02:59 +0200
On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 20:23, Benedikt Böhm <hollow@g.o> wrote:
> the way python applications are built currently renders all binary
> packages useless, since portage does not know which version of python
> it was built against. the explicit selection with RUBY_TARGETS or
> PHP_TARGETS solves this problem at the small cost of commiting new
> values to these variables from time to time.

I don't think updating all Python packages every two years is a small
cost, particularly when a large percentage of those packages will just
work on the new version.

(Another problem with the current Ruby approach is that it's
impossible to support unstable interpreters or versions from in stable
package versions, such that Ruby packages now often have multiple
ebuild revisions for stable and unstable interpreters.)

Cheers,

Dirkjan


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The Python problem
-- Dirkjan Ochtman
Re: The Python problem
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