Am Dienstag, den 29.11.2005, 17:16 +1100 schrieb Alan Milligan: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > Hi, ... > With the major distro's, Python is entrenched in their installer and gui > processes and *all* packaging is focused around a single python (2.4 for > everyone excepting our BastionLinux).
Not so true. ... > We are getting an increasing number of people attempting to load > incompatible packages. It is not possible to downgrade python. Most of > userland is not competent to get a secondary python2.3 installation > running - especially when packages such as python-ldap are simply not > available for their old python and new ldap etc etc which all requires > custom package builds. Aha. python2.1-ldap - A LDAP interface module for Python 2.1 python2.2-ldap - A LDAP interface module for Python 2.2 python2.3-ldap - A LDAP interface module for Python 2.3 > We are also stuck in a time-warp actually having to back-port a large > proportion of recent linux packages because we'd like to make new > features available, increasing costs and testing requirements. It is > also no longer possible for customers to subscribe to just a single > channel because our core is substantially different to their chosen > vendor's installation, and packages will be installed into meaningless > python paths etc. > > Can someone please give me an ETA on this, so I can decide if and how to > support zope in light of other pressing linux requirements for our distro. Well, while it would certainly fine to have said audit, it isnt really a problem - every since different python versions could happily coexist on every platforms I've seen. Even on win32. But someone has to do it. If you feel the itch - would you help scratching it at least? ++Tino _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - Zope-Dev@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )