python2.6 related changes
doko at ubuntu.com
Wed Feb 25 13:54:33 GMT 2009
Matthias Klose schrieb:
> python2.6 is now in the archive and is added as a supported python version,
> python2.4 is dropped as a supported python version.
main is now built with python2.6 as an optional python version; there are a few
remaining packages which need to be rebuilt after 2.6 becomes the default. You
can find the remaining packages in
After an update, it should be possible to remove python2.5. Note, that universe
still needs some work, but usually these are easy things:
- .install files in debian/ referencing usr/lib/python*/site-packages. Make
- debian/rules referencing site-packages. To help selecting the correct name
in shell snippets or wildcard rules, see some helper macros in
- distutils based installations (setup.py install) go into /usr/local by
default now. Pass --install-layout=deb, or use the macro in python.mk.
The packaging helper tools should handle the easy cases where one single
binary package is built.
Currently running a desktop installed without python2.5. I would be interested
in feedback, but be prepared to find some edges, which I didn't find yet.
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