Bite of the Buildbugs!

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Mon Dec 11 17:38:14 UTC 2017

Ian Bruene via devel <devel at>:
> On 12/10/2017 04:26 PM, Ian Bruene wrote:
> >On 12/10/2017 10:52 AM, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> >>Do you understand the problem well enough that you could specify an upstream fix?
> >I'm not yet certain whether python or the distributions have jurisdiction
> >here. Earlier comments from rlaager suggest that it is the distributions.
> >Working on getting an error specification...
> After reviewing the bits of data among the arguments again, yes, python
> paths are controlled by the distribution.
> Breakage I know of well enough to specify:
> * Fedora does not have /usr/local/ in its path
> * Ubuntu 17.04 (mine) does not include /usr/local/lib/python3 is its path.
> Unfortunately python tells it to install there, instead of python3.5 / 3.6 /
> etc
> So how does this work? Just hunt down each distribution that has a path
> problem and file a bug report?

That's probably indicated, yes.
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