[FRPythoneers] question about python 2.3 on gentoo

Matthew D. Wood woodm at tiora.net
Thu Nov 20 11:09:44 MST 2003

That's fantastic.  I had not seen that ebuild yet, but thank you for
letting me know.

By the way, I went and looked at Uche Ogbuji's column on xml.com, it's
great.  There was a LOT of stuff there that he just didn't have time to
go into in his talk.

On Thu, 2003-11-20 at 10:54, Collins Richey wrote:
> At the last meeting, someone (Matt?) asked about 2.3 on gentoo.  
> Gentoo currently offers python-2.3.2-r1.ebuild which is marked unstable (~x86). 
> The ebuild is marked for slot 2.3, whereas the 2.2 ebuilds are marked slot 2.2. 
> This means that you should be able to install the new python without affecting
> the old and experiment at your leisure.
> Do this:
> ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge [-p] =/dev-lang/python/python-2.3.2-r1.ebuild
> Omit -p to do the emerge.
> The new release does not have any prerequisites on my system (current  2
> weeks ago).
> HTH.
                                               /         Matthew D. Wood
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