[Buildroot] [PATCH v2] Python 3, simple, external package support

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Tue Feb 12 14:53:33 UTC 2013

Dear Patrick,

On Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:42:54 +0100, Patrick wrote:

> Related with host-python, the only difference is that now the patch add 
> a symlink in  HOST_DIR. I agree that this could be a problem.
> I could edit the external python package to use "python" or "python3" 
> depending of the selected version. This will not impact host-python at 
> all. Does it seems good to you ?

No, it doesn't solve the problem of packages that currently depend on
host-python, and that expect a Python 2 to be installed.

You seem to be focused only on Python external modules, but you
completely forget that there are packages in Buildroot that depend on
host-python as their build dependencies, even though those packages are
not directly Python related.

For example, are you sure that mesa3d and libxcb will built properly
once host-python is Python 3 ?

Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux
development, consulting, training and support.

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