[Slackbuilds-users] six and python3-six

Heinz Wiesinger pprkut at liwjatan.at
Tue Oct 30 17:57:03 UTC 2018

On Tuesday, 30 October 2018 17:55:59 CET Tim Dickson via SlackBuilds-users 
> On 29/10/2018 12:44, Rich Shepard wrote:
> > On Mon, 29 Oct 2018, B Watson wrote:
> >> Do we need separate six and python3-six builds?
> >> 
> >> Right now, six will build & install python3 support if python3 is
> >> installed on the build box. python3-six is identical, except (a) it
> >> requires python3 in the .info file and (b) it builds only the python3
> >> stuff.
> > 
> >   I'm a Python end-user and support the idea of having one build that
> > supports both Python2 and Python3. All my new code is Python3 but many
> > applications remain bound to Python2. It will take a while for everyone to
> > migrate to Python3.
> > 
> > Rich
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> six is a special case, as it is provides compatibility for scripts
> running different versions of python.
> It is useful to be able to create 2 separate packages though, a python2
> version, and a python3 version (with different package names), because
> you can have both installed at the same time. It would be hard to do
> that with only one package with options, unless the options changed the
> package name - which would then make it harder to manage with tools.

We have both python2 and python3 versions of six in a single package in -
current and it works just fine. I don't see why the package would need to be 
treated differently from other python libs. What am I missing here?

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