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

Patrick kpa_info at yahoo.fr
Tue Feb 12 15:20:53 UTC 2013

On 02/12/2013 03:53 PM, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> 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
Thomas, I am aware that there is others packages that depends on 
host-python, mostly x11. But I have not changed the way host-python nor 
host-python3 are build and used. I don't understand how the changes I 
have made could break this compared as previously ? If I'm not mistaken, 
host-python is selected directly by the package (mesa3d for example) 
when needed, and this is independent of the selected python package, right ?


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