ntpq vs Python 3.8

Gary E. Miller gem at rellim.com
Mon May 25 22:42:23 UTC 2020

Yo Hal!

On Mon, 25 May 2020 15:31:42 -0700
Hal Murray via devel <devel at ntpsec.org> wrote:

> Fedora is updating from Python 3.7 to 3.8.

Gentoo has remove 2.7 and moved from 3.6 yo 3.7 to 3.8 quickly.  What a PITA.
> That breaks ntpq (and friends) because the installed ntp libraries
> are over in 3.7 but ntpq is looking in 3.8

Just reinstall NTPsec from git head.  It will autodetect the new python
and Do The Right Thing(tm).

> Is there a good/clean fix for this?  Should the code that chops the
> ".py? off the name also fixup the first line of the script to replace
> "python" with "python3.x"?

On gpsd, I made the python shebang a config variable.  The PEP used to
be very specific, but the distros went all random.  There is no one, or
even two good answers.

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