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

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Tue Feb 12 15:29:22 UTC 2013

Dear Patrick,

On Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:20:53 +0100, Patrick wrote:

> 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 ?


So we might end up with two versions of Python installed in
$(HOST_DIR): python2 and python3. Hopefully, it should work.

Regarding the patch set, I think I would prefer to rename the current
python package to python2, and have the 'python' package be the virtual
package that provides either python2 or python3. That's indeed more
work, but I find the name "python-generic" not so great.

Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
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