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From: Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Python 2.7 removal : problem with Firefox + Spidermonkey
Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2020 05:06:03
Message-Id: 20200801050530.GA11492@waltdnes.org
1 On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 06:09:53PM -0400, james wrote
2
3 > and it builds, robustly and without errors, but is still dependent on
4 > python 2.7.
5 >
6 >
7 > so your details do result in palemoon 28.11.0 without python 2.7
8 > attendances?
9
10 Python 2.7 is still a build-time dependency. But rather than being
11 provided by Portage, it's provided by the manually installed version.
12 The manually installed version won't be touched by Portage.
13
14 I have another idea. We already have firefox-bin and libreoffice-bin
15 ebuilds where the compiled tarball is pulled down from upstream, and
16 untarred. Would this work on Pale Moon? I guess it comes down to
17 whether or not python 2.7 is a run-time dependancy as well as a build
18 time dependency. I'll ask on the Pale Moon forum.
19
20 If you want to go 100% manual you can actually pull down the tarball
21 from http://linux.palemoon.org/download/mainline/ and extract it. Nice
22 part is that you can pull down the tarball to say $HOME/pm/ and extract
23 it, without root permissions. Point your program launcher to
24 $HOME/pm/palemoon/palemoon (correct) and away you go. You can get fancy
25 with multiple profiles. It doesn't splatter libs all over, so
26 "uninstalling" consists of...
27
28 rm -rf $HOME/pm/palemoon
29
30 --
31 Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>
32 I don't run "desktop environments"; I run useful applications