[Python-3000] should Python 3's executable install as 'python'?
faassen at startifact.com
Wed Mar 5 12:54:12 CET 2008
Oleg Broytmann wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 12:42:39PM +0100, Martijn Faassen wrote:
>> altinstall exists, and it doesn't say what it does.
> "make altinstall" installs everything including pythonX.Y binary. "make
> install" does "make altinstall" and then hardlinks pythonX.Y to just
> python. Running "make altinstall" without "make install" installs python
> without the last step, so your previous python binary left intact, and you
> new python binary is pythonX.Y.
Yes, I understood when you pointed it out the first time, given the
context. I was suggesting you need text like that in README. You might
want to add something like this:
"If you install Python 3.x on a system that already uses Python 2.x, we
encourage you to use 'make altinstall'. Doing "make install" risks
breaking existing scripts until they have been updated to work with
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