[Buildroot] [PATCH v3 0/5] Python 3, simple, external package support

Patrick kpa_info at yahoo.fr
Wed Feb 13 10:20:31 UTC 2013

Hi Maxime,

On 02/13/2013 10:40 AM, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> Hi Patrick,
> Le 13/02/2013 10:20, Patrick Gerber a écrit :
>> This patch series refactor python support in buildroot to enable the
>> use of external package with both; python2 and python3. The packages
>> python-bottle and python-serial have been adapted as examples.
>> To support others external package more work is needed as they are
>> based on python setuptools. It's no more supported by python3 and
>> should be replaced by "Distribute". This should be done in another
>> patch series.
> I don't get why this python-common directory is needed. If the two
> python are mutually exclusive, why can't we just declare the PYTHON
> variable in their respective package makefiles?

You are right it could be done as suggested.

The Config.in file is
> useless as well, just make a depends on !PYTHON3 in python, and !PYTHON
> in python3, like Thomas suggested.

As  I replied to Thomas this result in strange behaviour of the menu. 
When selecting/deselecting one of the python entry the menu do not 
handle properly the "circular reference" and it's almost unusable.

> Moreover, I'm pretty concerned about the breakage of many
> configurations. You seem to assume here that all external modules can
> build on both python and python3, and I'm really not sure about that.

No. All the package that don't support python3 have in their Config.in a 
line like this: depends on BR2_PACKAGE_PYTHON
The same way potential package that support only python3 could have: 
depends on BR2_PACKAGE_PYTHON3

> Maxime


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