Ludovic Gasc wrote:
2018-04-24 22:16 GMT+02:00 Matthew Woodcraft <>:

You didn't say what dependency problem you're seeing. Is it python3.6
depending on python3-distutils?

If it is, you might try building the 3.6.5-3 source package from sid
rather than the 3.6.5~rc1-1 package from buster, as that dependency has
been removed there.

That should give you a working Python 3.6, but without distutils which
has recently been moved to the python3-stdlib-extensions package. If you
need distutils you might try backporting that too.

Upgrade the python system from 3.5 to 3.6 might breaks some python system
libraries, no ?

So long as it's just the binaries from the python3.6 source package, they
should install in parallel and cause no trouble (it would be like installing
the python3.7 packages in Buster today, which would go in parallel to 3.6).

I think rebuilding python3-stdlib-extensions would be OK too if done with
enough care; it would need persuading to build packages including libraries
for both 3.5 and 3.6. But yes, that's more risky as it means replacing Stretch
packages rather than just adding new ones.


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