Konrad Hinsen <konrad.hin...@fastmail.net> writes:

> Ricardo Wurmus <rek...@elephly.net> writes:
>> It is an unnecessary restriction to *prevent* users from installing
>> Python 2 and 3 interpreters into the same profile.  Any errors we see
> I agree. But the current question is not if we should allow people to
> shoot themselves into the foot, but how much effort we should invest to
> make this possible.

It hasn’t always been like this.  We added a feature to anticipate
conflicts that would happen at the time a profile is built.  This
feature now prevents you from installing variants of the same package
into the same profile — this is what we want.  Python 2 and 3 are not
variants of the same package, so preventing their installation into the
same profile is a bug introduced by that new feature.

My proposal would require very little effort to implement.  It is just a
question of whether there is a more elegant approach.


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