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SubjectRe: [kbuild-devel] Re: CML2 design philosophy heads-up
On 20 May 2001, Robert M. Love wrote:

>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)


For the record, the kgcc "mess" you speak of was used by
Conectiva, and I believe also by debian before adoption in Red
Hat Linux. It was about as good a solution as one could get for
the problem that it solved - the kernel being broken and unable
to build with our gcc-2.96. Just to head anyone off at the
pass... the kernel is fixed and now builds properly with
gcc-2.96. Also, if anyone has any questions about gcc-2.96
please see:

Mike A. Harris - Linux advocate - Open Source advocate
Opinions and viewpoints expressed are solely my own.
Microsoft Windows(tm). A 32 bit extension and graphical shell to a 16 bit
patch to an 8 bit operating system originally coded for a 4 bit microprocessor
which was written by a 2 bit company that can't stand 1 bit of competition.

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