[Slackbuilds-users] Support for Python 3 in python-pillow?

Philip Lacroix slackph at posteo.de
Mon Dec 14 22:40:09 UTC 2015

Am 14.12.2015 23:19 schrieb B Watson:
> On 12/14/15, Philip Lacroix <slackph at posteo.de> wrote:
>> Am 14.12.2015 21:37 schrieb Brent Earl:
>>> I think that package duplication is unnecessary.   An if else 
>>> statment
>>> in the SlackBuild would be the solution I think.
>> Thanks.
>> I'll either edit my package's README according to your solution and 
>> add
> What happens if someone needs both python 2 and 3 support?
> Does the python3 stuff actually conflict with the python2 stuff? If 
> not,
> maybe it'd be good to allow building both instead of choosing only one
> or the other.

This is what some of us have been doing, but as Larry suggested:

> (...) I'm also not sure how to handle packages that
> put files in /usr/bin directory (like python-pillow) for python2 and
> python3 scripts.  If python3 files are built after python2 files, then
> everything in /usr/bin/* will have a shebang with #!/usr/bin/python3.  
> I'm
> not sure that is a desired outcome.

This is the case for example with python-pillow, which has 13 files in 

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