[Python-3000] should Python 3's executable install as 'python'?
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Thu Mar 6 00:23:13 CET 2008
On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 2:31 PM, <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
> Guido> I guess I wasn't clear -- I don't want there to be a target that
> Guido> does what install does today. It would be a mistake to use it in
> Guido> 99.99% of cases. IOW
> Guido> install = altinstall
> The install target does three things (ignoring Mac framework installs):
> The altinstall target is version-specific, so it's fine. The bininstall and
> maninstall targets create files which are not obviously tied to a specific
> version though. Their actions are complex enough that most people are not
> going to want to do them manually though. I still think it worthwhile to
> have *some* target in the Makefile which depends on altinstall and does the
> bininstall and maninstall steps. Something like "makeprimary"? I don't
> know. You still need some way to record all the steps necessary to make
> what you're installing "right now" be considered "python".
Let them type "make altinstall bininstall maninstall".
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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