On Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 09:47:14AM -0400, Carlos O'Donell wrote: > > Adam, > > Any input from Ubuntu?
I think the more tools you involve in any bootstrap process, the more painful you're going to make it for people bringing up a new arch. Python isn't exactly lightweight (though there are ways to build just stdlib and not much else), and intertwining a python bootstrap with the already tiresome gcc/glibc/etc bootstraps won't fill me with warm fuzzies. With the above objection registered, I'll note that for both Debian and Ubuntu, python3.4 is sufficiently ancient that we'll have no issues meeting the actual requirement, and for most cases, we shouldn't really see an issue with the above "oh noes, more bootstrap bits", cause we can reliably cross bootstrap and ignore the whole issue. ... Adam