Replacing a variant with many dependencies

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Sat Feb 25 15:16:04 PST 2012

On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 17:09, Freek Dijkstra <software at> wrote:

> Mostly I first have to figure out what Python's "destroot" is doing in
> the first place. I would only expect /usr/bin/install and chmod
> commands, but I also see lines starting with "Compiling ..." in the
> debug output. Perhaps that's just "compiling" .py to .pyc. The error was
> caused by a command starting with "../python.exe
> ./scripts/", which makes me suspicious (running a build
> script in the destroot phase?)

You can blame Python for this one; making .pyc files has to be done at that
stage, hence  I would not be surprised if various
Linux-based packaging systems have snarky commit notices related to it....

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at
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