Fedora 28 - python warnings

Gary E. Miller gem at rellim.com
Sat May 12 01:35:31 UTC 2018

Yo Richard!

On Fri, 11 May 2018 20:16:07 -0500
Richard Laager via devel <devel at ntpsec.org> wrote:

> On 05/11/2018 08:08 PM, Gary E. Miller via devel wrote:
> >> What exactly is it that you think they're doing wrong?  
> > For some version of 'they', they wanted to change the shebang
> > line that NTPsec uses for Python.  
> The system default is Python 2. The distro doesn't want to change
> this, for backwards compatibility reasons. The distro wants to move
> as many applications as possible to use Python 3. These both seem like
> reasonable positions to me.

Sigh.  Not to me.  You want to install NTPsec in a way that it is not
fully useable by the user with the default python?  

Not good.  That will create a ton of support issues.

> Thus, the Python 3-compatible application packages need to
> specifically opt-in to the non-default, newer version of the
> interpreter by modifying their shebang line.

"Need to"?  No.

> That's why they're doing that.

Do what you're gonna do, just don't ask us to drink the Kool-aid.

> If applications were only allowed to use /usr/bin/python (directly or
> via env) and not /usr/bin/python2 or /usr/bin/python3,

Uh, who suggested that?  Certainly not how it works now.

> there is _no
> point_ in having both python2 and python3 installed simultaneously,
> since only one will ever be used.

Say what?  I sent you perfectly good examples of how I use many versions
of Python, with the same python script, with the flip of a switch.

I could suggest to you how many other distributions solve your issue in
trivial ways, but that would be off topic here.  You dug your hole,
enjoy it without me.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
	gem at rellim.com  Tel:+1 541 382 8588

	    Veritas liberabit vos. -- Quid est veritas?
    "If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it." - Lord Kelvin
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 833 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <https://lists.ntpsec.org/pipermail/devel/attachments/20180511/53659be7/attachment.bin>

More information about the devel mailing list