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SubjectRe: [kbuild-devel] Re: CML2 design philosophy heads-up
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

(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

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