How to handle different versions of Python
simon at ruderich.com
Wed Sep 5 08:41:34 PDT 2007
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Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> Yes, that's right. A python port either uses python2.4 or it uses
> python2.5. If a python port could work with either, then two ports
> should be created. The one with the py- prefix is for python2.4 and the
> one with the py25- prefix is for python2.5. Then there are other ports
> like avahi which are not in the python category and don't have a py- or
> py25- prefix. These use either python2.4 or python2.5 as decided by the
> port author. I don't use any python software so I don't know the
> implications of changing the avahi dependency from py-gdbm to py25-gdbm.
> Perhaps the port author could comment. I'm Cc'ing him.
is there something we can do about these duplicated ports? As we have
now a python-3.0 devel port there could be much more ports just for this
Wouldn't be a bin:python:python24/25/30 better?
The python ports (python24, python25, python30) could create a symbolic
link named "python" so it should be there and can be checked.
And for ports which need a specific version we could just check for that
What do you think about this?
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