[Slackbuilds-users] six and python3-six

Tim Dickson dickson.tim at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 31 19:39:40 UTC 2018

On 31/10/2018 10:01, David Woodfall wrote:
> On Wednesday 31 October 2018 09:54,
> Slackbuilds Users<slackbuilds-users at slackbuilds.org>  put forth the proposition:
>> On 30/10/2018 17:59, Benjamin Trigona-Harany wrote:
>>> On 2018-10-30 10:57 a.m., Heinz Wiesinger wrote:
>>>> 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?
>>>> Grs,
>>>> Heinz
>>> I don't think you are missing anything. As long as the *version* of a Python module is the same for
>>> Python 2 and Python 3, then it makes sense to have them in a single package or SlackBuild. As I
>>> mentioned in my other email, there are rare cases where this isn't possible: IPython won't go above 5.x
>>> for Python 2 but is on 7.x for Python 3.
>>> Otherwise, keeping them together is usually the way to go.
>>> Ben
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>> there seems to be a variation  of support in the python scripts. Having the script produce both pthon2 and
>> python3 files would be useful. I am in the process of updating thonny ( a python ide) which has new deps,
>> and pyserial is an example where it only does python2. Repeating the python setup.py install --root=$PKG in
>> the slackbuild
>> but changing python to python3 fixes that, but I created a separate slackbuild,(not yet submitted) because
>> most of the python packages I have seen so fave have two separate packages, a pkgname and a
>> python3-pkgname.
>> Should I make new python packages create both sets of files, or create separate python2 and python3
>> packages ?
>> (i'm working on mypy and mypy_extensions at the moment)
>> regards, Tim
> What I did with pudb, the python debugger, is have options for
> building either or both, so the user can decide. If someone only
> wants to debug python3 code I'm not going to foist an extra load of
> python2 code on them.
> Dave
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thanks dave,
currently i need python3 versions of docutils, pyserial, mypy and 
mypy_extensions. I am happy to submit separate python3 versions, or I 
could request Robby Workman and Cristiano Urban update  their builds to 
add python3 support (for the first 2). I'm just trying to find out what 
the "normal" should be. That also effects documentation, because if one 
script generates both (python2 and 3 files) you only need one set of 
documentation, but if you use two build scripts, the documentation would 
need to be in different places to avoid loosing it if you had both 
installed, and just removepkg one of them.
regards, Tim
Regards, Tim
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