[Slackbuilds-users] Please update your tqdm SlackBuild

Arnaud arnaud.garcia-fernandez at laposte.net
Fri Mar 4 13:55:38 UTC 2022

> > Hi Dionysis,
> >
> > Many thanks for that: I sent a pull request with the minumum necessary changes.
> > On a freshly installed 15.0 system, python is python3, so your SB only makes the
> > 3.9 packages. You might want to change `python` to `python2`, but I leave that
> > up to you.
> No, /usr/bin/python points to python2.7: [...]
> Looks like existing practice on SBo is split between "python setup.py" and python2 setup.py", with the majority being "python setup.py":
> $ git grep "python setup.py" | wc -l
> 662
> $ git grep "python2 setup.py" | wc -l
> 298
> $ git grep "python3 setup.py" | wc -l
> 671
> Erich

Looking at install scripts for slackware's python2 and python3, the symbolic link /usr/bin/python is for python2, whatever package you install first. And even if python2 is uninstalled, you won't have a /usr/bin/python executable.

So python is python2, and python3 is always explicit.

However, more and more slackbuilds are explicit for python2 also, which is a good thing, and should be the rule, at least whenever any given python2 package is updated for another good reason.

	- Yth.

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