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On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 10:22:07AM -0400, Bohuslav Kabrda wrote:
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> > One more question -- why do you see as preferable to select the python
> > version we are building for? With your patch, the code would run equally
> > well with /usr/bin/python pointing to python2 and python3, right? So can
> > we just use whatever /usr/bin/python points to and be happy? Why should
> > the maintainer select one (or even two) python releases?
> Because some libraries/applications depending on sssd might not be ported
> to whichever Python sssd is compiled with. E.g. if you compiled just with
> python3, people wouldn't be able to import sssd from python2 and vice
> versa. All major distributions I know build parallel Python 2 and Python 3
> stacks because of it and they try to have as much built for both Python
> versions as possible. Imagine you would stop building python2 bindings
> while half of your fedora dependencies isn't ported to Python 2 :)
Ah, that's a good point, thanks.
In that case, I prefer option 2) above as well and also the suggestion
to test with both selected python versions makes perfect sense now.
Thanks for the explanation! Now, to proceed with the patch you
suggested, would you like us to code up the build changes?
I'd highly appreciate if you could do the build changes yourself, I probably won't
be able to get to any coding next week or two and I think it's better to get this
merged and tested sooner than later.
> To sum it up, you should be able to choose what Python
> with, IMO.
> Also, because of Python upstream recommendation, /usr/bin/python will
> probably keep pointing to python2, maybe even forever. So it will come
> down to each Linux distro own policy to say which Python is the "default
> one" and which is the "optional one".
Right, but on some distributions (ArchLinux comes to mind),
/usr/bin/python points to python3 already.
Yes, and I think it's Arch only. And they actually were the reason why Python upstream
created this recommendation for other distros - Fedora, for one, is going to adhere to it,
so we'll keep /usr/bin/python pointing to python2 even if we'll pronounce python3
"the default" Python interpreter.