The Python 2.5 port island
landonf at macports.org
Tue Dec 12 15:29:09 PST 2006
On Dec 7, 2006, at 03:51, Luc Heinrich wrote:
> As of today, the Python 2.5 port is an island. It has the correct
> dependencies and builds correctly, but it also has some major
> problems which makes it mostly useless:
> 1. The Python framework is not created (--enable-framework is not
> specified in the configure args).
> 2. The 'python' symlink to 'python2.5' is not created.
> 3. All MacPorts python libraries and applications depend on
> port:python24 or are part of portgroup:python24.
> Is there a specific reason for (1) and (2) or is this just an
> overlook ?
> More importantly, is there a way to workaround (3) and use MacPorts-
> managed python libraries and applications with port:python25
> instead of port:python24 ? A way to ignore dependencies maybe ?
> (which wouldn't completely work for all ports though, the python
> variant of port:boost uses a hardcoded python version variable for
I'd like to propose:
- The 'python' port group, which requires python2.3, be renamed to
'python23'. The one port that uses it (trac) can be updated.
- A new port group be created for python2.5 (named 'python')
- Existing ports referencing 'python24' are updated, as they are
tested, to reference the new 'python' port group.
- In the future, the 'python' port group will remain pointing at the
latest stable Python.
I expect that most ports work fine with python 2.5 -- it may be
appropriate to do a mass change instead of testing individually.
Thoughts? I want to use Python 2.5! =)
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