lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2001]   [May]   [20]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
SubjectRe: [kbuild-devel] Re: CML2 design philosophy heads-up
From
Date
On 21 May 2001 02:29:17 +0200, Jes Sorensen wrote:
> John> Au contraire. It is very reasonable to have both python and
> John> python2 installed. Having two different gcc versions installed
> John> is a big pain in the arse.
>
> It's not unreasonable to have both installed, it's unreasonable to
> require it.
>
> Eric seems to think he can tell every distributor to ship Python2
> tomorrow. Well it's a fine dream but it's not going to happen; <snip>

I think this is a very important point, and one I agree with. I tend to
let my distribution handle stuff like python. now, I use RedHat's
on-going devel, RawHide. it is not using python2. in fact, since
switching to python2 may break old stuff, I don't expect python2 until
8.0. that wont be for 9 months. 90% of RedHat's configuration tools, et
al, are written in python1 and they just are not going to change on
someone's whim.

im not installing python2 from source just so i can run some new config
utility.

(on another note, about the coexist issue: am i going to have a python
and python2 binary? so now the config tool will find which to use, ala
the kgcc mess? great)

--
Robert M. Love
rml@ufl.edu
rml@tech9.net

-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 12:53    [W:0.190 / U:1.192 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site