/usr/bin/python will be removed in macOS 12.3!

Bjarne D Mathiesen macintosh at mathiesen.info
Thu Feb 24 18:35:53 UTC 2022

"#!/usr/bin/env python" might not be a problem
	the macports python is also installed as a prerequisite
	the ${PATH} variable includes '/opt/local/bin'

Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Feb 19, 2022, at 11:06, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>> But how does one (a) find out the dependency exists and (b) make sure the software finds python from MacPorts?
> General-purpose answers to either question are not possible. Each affected port will need to be investigated and fixed in its own unique way.
> /usr/bin/python might be used
> * directly by the Portfile specifying /usr/bin/python somewhere
> * in a patchfile that references /usr/bin/python explicitly
> * as a shebang line (e.g. "#!/usr/bin/python" or "#!/usr/bin/env python") in files used by the port at build time and/or installed by the port 
> * by a build system that uses the first binary it finds named "python"
> * in unknowable other ways
> To tell the build system to use a particular python, one might need to
> * set the PYTHON environment variable at configure time -- this is accomplished by setting the configure.python option
> * specify some other configure environment variable or argument
> * patch files
> * do something else

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