[Slackbuilds-users] ReText still broken?

Christoph Willing chris.willing at linux.com
Wed Feb 6 22:46:59 UTC 2019

On 7/2/19 5:38 am, JCA wrote:
> I decided to try this in an all-fresh 14.2 installation. I therefore
> created a VM with 14.2, I upgraded every package contained in the most
> recent (as of yesterday) official patches for 14.2, and then proceeded
> to build ReText with sbopkg using the most recent queue file for ReText.
> This took quite a while, for both qt5 and qt5-webkit take a very long
> time to build. Anyway, the resulting ReText still behaves the way I have
> described - the live preview feature does not work.

I saw the same problem. It is due to python/Markdown not having python3
support. I fixed the problem locally by adding (just after the existing
setup.py command):

# Python 3 support.
if $(python3 -c 'import sys' 2>/dev/null); then
  python3 setup.py install --root=$PKG

(as copied from python/Markups/Markups.SlackBuild)

Rebuilding & reinstalling the new Markdown with python3 support enabled
the Preview functionality to work as expected.


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